Sidney Nolan's paintings have helped shape a popular image of Australia and its characters. Author, critic and broadcaster Tom Rosenthal knew Sidney Nolan better than most. A personal friend of the artist from 1960 until his death in 1992, Rosenthal has now produced one of the most comprehensive retrospectives on Nolan.
T. G. Rosenthal has written extensively about Australian art in general and Sidney Nolan in particular. He is a former art critic of The Listener, and is currently art critic of The New Statesman. His articles on art have appeared in many publications, including Studio International, Modern Painters, Art Review, The Times and The Daily Telegraph, and he has broadcast many times on Radio 3. Among this other books is The Art of Jack B. Yeats.