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|Born||John Henry Olsen|
21 January 1928 (age 94)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Awards||2005 Archibald Prize|
John Henry Olsen AO OBE (born 21 January 1928) is an Australian artist and winner of the 2005 Archibald Prize. Olsen’s primary subject of work is landscape.
Family and personal life
John Olsen lives near Bowral, New South Wales. In 1962, he married fellow artist Valerie Strong. Daughter Jane Olsen (with first wife Mary Flower), died in 2009. 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. 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