Lake Hindmarsh 1970

© John Olsen

171 x 180cm  

oil on linen    NOT FOR SALE



The Floods Arrive, Lake Eyre – The Desert Sea 2012

© John Olsen

160 x 120cm  POA

mixed media on French cotton paper    SOLD



Darlinghurst Cats 1962

© John Olsen

250 x 312cm  POA

oil on board    SOLD



Suckling Piglet BBQ 2010

© John Olsen

168 x 183cm  $380,000

oil on canvas    SOLD



Butcher's Cart Deia de Mallorca 2010

© John Olsen

200 x 300cm  POA

oil on board    SOLD



Duck a L'Orange 2009

© John Olsen

184 x 173cm  $380,000

oil on linen    SOLD



Bean Festival 2007

© John Olsen

183 x 199cm  $350,000

oil on linen    SOLD



The Tide Comes In & Goes Out II 2006

© John Olsen

116 x 114cm  $145,000

oil on linen    SOLD



The Bath, Early Morning, Bondi 2007

© John Olsen

130 x 184cm  $280,000

oil on linen    SOLD



Bondi – The Rose Fingered Dawn 2007

© John Olsen

199 x 214cm  POA

oil on linen    SOLD



Lake Eyre with Dragon veins 2013

© John Olsen

100 x 80cm  

mixed media on French cotton paper



Tropical lilypond 2013

© John Olsen

80 x 80cm  

mixed media on French cotton paper



Lake Eyre – The Desert Sea 2013

© John Olsen

80 x 100cm  

mixed media on French cotton paper



Desert Seeding 2013

© John Olsen

80 x 100cm  

mixed media on French watercolour paper



Sopa de pescado 2013

© John Olsen

80 x 100cm  

mixed media on French watercolour paper    UNDER OFFER



Desert Flowers 2013

© John Olsen

80 x 100cm  

mixed media on French watercolour paper    SOLD



The Japanese Kite 2003

© John Olsen

88 x 99cm  POA

mixed media on paper    UNDER OFFER



Studio Cats 1996

© John Olsen

34.5 x 27cm  $12,000

charcoal nand pastel on paper



Untitled (landscape with sun) 1979

© John Olsen

191 x 98cm  POA

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Creek Life 1978

© John Olsen

205 x 114cm  $85,000

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Black Faced Monkey with Peanuts c1989

© John Olsen

100 x 94cm  POA

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Digger Landscape 1960

© John Olsen

69 x 50cm  $22,000

charcoal & gouache on paper    SOLD



Landscape Moving Towards Lake Eyre 2011

© John Olsen

160 x 120cm  $120,000

mixed media on French cotton paper    SOLD



Lake Eyre – The Desert Sea VII 2011

© John Olsen

160 x 120cm  

mixed media on French cotton paper    SOLD



Tree Frogs 2010

© John Olsen

83.5 x 85cm  $75,000

mixed media on paper    SOLD



The Gypsy Cart 2010

© John Olsen

56 x 76cm  $35,000

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Fish Soup 1999

© John Olsen

64 x 51.5cm  

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Untitled

© John Olsen

74 x 55cm  POA

mixed media on paper    SOLD



The Drawing Lesson 2012

© John Olsen

42 x 45cm  $5,000

Etching



Hand and Watch 2000

© John Olsen

33 x 26cm  $2,200 (framed)

Etching, 6/30



Emu Springs 2005

© John Olsen

  $3,080

Etching, AP



Bird Watchers 2012

© John Olsen

35 x 50cm  $5,000

Etching



At the sound of one jumping in, all the frogs jumped in 2007

© John Olsen

76 x 56cm  8,500

Etching



Jump 2009

© John Olsen

17 x 15cm  $2,850

Etching, 26/30



Fish 200

© John Olsen

16 x 16cm  $1,320

Etching (Sugarlift), 10/40



'Seamus Heaney & Oysters' 1995

© John Olsen

43 x 59cm  $5,750

etching



Peak Hour 2002

© John Olsen

43 x 59 cm (plate size)  $5,500

etching



Foggy Morning 2002

© John Olsen

43 x 59 cm (plate size)  $5,500

etching



Evolution 2013

© John Olsen

35 x 49.5cm (plate size)  $1,200

Etching



Dragonfly 2011

© John Olsen

10 x 15cm  $2,350

etching



Dinner I 2008

© John Olsen

25 x 22cm  $3,500

etching, 6/15



Gallery Opening 2008

© John Olsen

24.8 x 28.5cm  $3,500

Etching



Swimmer at the Icebergs 2008

© John Olsen

11.8 x 16.5cm  $1,650

Etching



Bondi Icebergs 2007

© John Olsen

31 x 43cm  $3,850

Etching



Still Life II 2004

© John Olsen

29 x 30 cm  $3,080

Sugarlift aquatint, 4/30



Girl and Fish

© John Olsen

15 x 25 cm (plate size)  $2,500 (framed)

Line etching with aquatint, 4/40



Sydney Harbour: Spring Tide 2007

© John Olsen

40 x 82 cm  $2,000

limited edition fine art reproduction

John Olsen

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Newcastle, 1928.



In 2001 Dr John Olsen was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO). In 1977 he was awarded the O.B.E. for services to the Arts and in 1993 he was awarded an Australian Creative Fellowship. He was also awarded the Wynne Prize in 1969 and 1985 amongst many other awards throughout his career.
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010
'Culinaria – The Cuisine of the Sun', Tim Olsen Gallery
2009
 Paintings and Drawings, Metro Gallery, Sydney
2007
 'Available Etchings', Tim Olsen Gallery Annex
2007  'A Salute to Sydney', Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

'John Olsen Ceiling Commissions', Newcastle Region Gallery, NSW
2005 John Olsen, Tim Olsen Gallery Annex, Sydney
2004 John Olsen, Recent Works, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2003 Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Seaport of Desire, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2001 Recent works on paper, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2000 John Olsen: Past & Present, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1998 John Olsen: Recent Paintings 1995 – 1998, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney

'New York Nowhere', recent paintings and works on paper, Olsen Carr Art
1995 John Olsen: Recent Works, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
1994 John Olsen: Recent Work 1992-1994, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne
1993 John Olsen: Recent Works, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

John Olsen: Recent Etchings, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1992 John Olsen Retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 8 May – 28 June,
1991-2 John Olsen Retrospective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 1 Nov 1991 – 3
1991 John Olsen, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1990 John Olsen, Australian Galleries, Sydney
1989 John Olsen, Greenhill Gallery, Perth
1988 John Olsen – Encounters with Drawing, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1987-8 John Olsen – Encounters with Drawing, Wollongong City Gallery
1986 Paintings and Drawings by John Olsen from the permanent collection,

John Olsen – In Search of the Open Country 1961-1986, Heide, Melbourne

John Olsen: Gold, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

John Olsen, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1985 John Olsen, Tynte Gallery, Adelaide
1984 John Olsen, Tynte Gallery, Adelaide Festival 1984, Adelaide
1983 John Olsen: Selected Graphics, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

John Olsen – The Land Beyond Time, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1982 John Olsen 81-82 and Noela Hjorth, Bortignon's Kalamunda Gallery of Man,

John Olsen, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1981 John Olsen: A Sliver of Time, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
1980 John Olsen: Exhibition of Recent Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

John Olsen: Paintings and Drawings 77-80 Lister Gallery, Festival of Perth, Perth

John Olsen: My Complete Graphics, David Reid Gallery, Sydney
1979 John Olsen: Earth Hold etchings, Cintra House, Brisbane
1978 John Olsen: Paintings and Drawings 77-78, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
1977 John Olsen: Recent Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1976 John Olsen: Recent oil paintings, gouches, drawings and etchings, Ray

The Child in us All, St John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane
1975 John Olsen: Edge of the Void, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney

John Olsen 74-75: Edge of the Void and Opera House Mural Studies, Australian

Edge of the Void: Paintings, Drawings, Etchings and Lithographs by John Olsen,

Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide

John Olsen: Etchings, Gallery Huntly, Canberra
1974 John Olsen, Atelier 72 Gallery, Adelaide
1973 John Olsen, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1972 John Olsen, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1971 John Olsen, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1970 John Olsen, Reid Gallery, Brisbane
1969 The Dunmoochin Summer: John Olsen '69, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney

John Olsen '69- Exhibition of Gouches and Oil Paintings, White Studio, Adelaide
1967 Entrance to the Castle of Life: John Olsen 66-67, Clune Galleries, Sydney

Entrance to the Castle of Life: John Olsen 66-67, South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
1965 John Olsen, Clune Galleries, Sydney

John Olsen, South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
1963 An Exhibition of Recent Paintings, Gouaches & Drawings by John Olsen,

John Olsen: Recent Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1960 Olsen, Galerie Lambert, Paris John Olsen, Terry Clune Galleries, Sydney
1958 John Olsen, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1955 John Olsen, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
 
Selected Group exhibitions
Southern Reflections: Ten Contemporary Artists, an exhibition that toured Northern Europe, 1998-1999

Private Collections, Orange Regional Gallery, 1998

Escape Artists: Modernists in the Tropics, touring regional galleries in Queensland and New South Wales 1998-1999
   
Collections
John Olsen's work is represented in all Australian state gallery collections, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and regional galleries Australia wide. He is also represented in institutional, corporate and private collections in Australasia, United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America.
 
Selected Bibliography

Virginia Spate, John Olsen, Georgian House, Melbourne, 1973

John Olsen, Salute to Five Bells: John Olsen's Opera House Journal, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1973

John Olsen, My Complete Graphics, 1957-79, Gryphon Books, Melbourne, 1980

Sandra McGrath and John Olsen, The Artist and the Desert, Bay Books, Sydney and London, 1981

John Olsen: Gold, exhibition catalogue, introduction by Edmund Capon, essay by John Olsen, AGNSW, Sydney, 1986

Deborah Hart, John Olsen, Craftsman House, 1991

John Olsen, Drawn from Life, D&S, Sydney, 1997

John Olsen, 'A Journey into You Beaut Country, by Jenny Zimmer & Ken McGregor, MacMillan Press, 2007