John Olsen (Australian artist)

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John Olsen
AOOBE
BornJohn Henry Olsen
21 January 1928 (age 94)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Awards2005 Archibald Prize

John Henry Olsen AO OBE (born 21 January 1928) is an Australian artist and winner of the 2005 Archibald Prize.[1] Olsen’s primary subject of work is landscape.

Family and personal life[edit]

John Olsen lives near BowralNew South Wales. In 1962, he married fellow artist Valerie Strong.[citation needed][29] Daughter Jane Olsen (with first wife Mary Flower), died in 2009.[30] John Olsen was married to his third wife, artist Noela Hjorth until 1986 and married his fourth wife, Katharine Howard, in 1989. Katharine Howard died in 2016.[31][citation needed] Son of the Brush is a 2020 memoir by Tim Olsen about his life as the son of artist John Olsen.

Daughter Louise Olsen is a co-founder of cult Australian fashion jewellery label Dinosaur Designs[3

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