John Olsen
The poet's garden, 2015 (Archive Image)
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John Olsen (b. 1928, Newcastle) is one of Australia’s greatest living artists – best known for his iconic landscapes teeming with life, flowing with his signature wild lines and bold colours. Olsen has given acute evocations of native wildlife and Aussie larrikins, but his chief subject remains the immense and intractable Australian landscape. The joyful immediacy of Olsen’s mark defines the artist’s work. An intuitive process, Olsen often points to “the line that takes itself for a walk”.

Selected Artworks

John Olsen
Morning at the lily pond, 2015
mixed media on Arches paper
87 x 80cm
John Olsen
Monkeys at the zoo, 2015
watercolour and pastel
87 x 80cm
John Olsen
Willows and frogs, 2015
watercolour and pastel
87 x 80cm
John Olsen
Rainy morning, 2005
etching
28 x 44.5cm
ed. 5 of 30
John Olsen
Portrait of Geoffrey Dutton, 1998
limited edition print
22 x 14cm
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