Texas Landscape 1958. Sidney Nolan.
Sidney Nolan

1917 - 1992

Texas Landscape 1958

Mixed media
52 x 63.5 cm
Signed; also signed and inscribed Texas on reverse
Provenance: Lady Nolan until 2011; Private collection, Sale
This landscape is probably the Palo Dura Canyon near Amarillo, Texas

Nolan visited Texas in 1958 while on a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship in New York.  He, Cynthia and Jinx arrived in New York in July 1958 in the middle of a heatwave. They decided to escape the heat and went on a road trip across America for 5 weeks.  They crossed through the Panhandle of Texas on Route 66.  refer Open Negative, An American Memoir by Cynthia Nolan, Macmillan, London, 1967

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