29. JOHN OLSEN(1928-2023)
LOUISE'S DREAM OF AUSTRALIA
Signed indistinctly upper right
Oil on canvas
100 x 80cm
John Olsen was an eminent and multi-award-winning Australian artist whose unique and engaging style garnered critical acclaim, commercial triumph, and extensive public admiration. He was a bona fide colossus in Australian art.
Olsen's life began in Newcastle, NSW, but at the age of seven, his family relocated to Bondi Beach. His formal education ended at the age of fifteen, after which he enrolled in the Dattillo Rubbo Art School in 1947. From 1950 to 1953, Olsen honed his skills at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, continuing his studies at Auburn School until 1956.
Olsen embarked on a European voyage to paint in 1957. After stops in London and Cornwall in England, he made his way to the European mainland. In 1957, he studied printmaking in Paris ...