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Founded in 1994, Galeria Aniela won the trust of most important Australian artists from the post WWII until today. Specializing in selling museum-quality ART of impeccable provenance, Galeria Aniela built repute in Australia and the World. Highly appreciate Cameron O’Reilly, Sir David Attenborough, Bob Hawke, the former Australian Prime Minister and art-buyers for their support. Our BOYD family exhibition coup the front page Sydney Morning Herald, Australian National NEWS, ABC TV and Sunday Afternoon, ABC TV. John Perceval Retrospective won Australian National NEWS, ABC TV and Charles Blackman Retrospective the SBS ART-Scream.

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John OLSEN born 1928

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John Olsen is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, literally a 'living legend'. The artist is recognized a Master colorist, has a place as the elder statesman of the Australian art. Olsen imagery is the artist trait that sets him apart from his contemporaries and has made him one of Australia's most popular artists, without compromising his artistic vision. Olsen’s innovative approach to painting and an imaginative response to place, came to the fore in the 1960s.

Olsen work is represented in major collections around the world including National Gallery of Australia, Art Bank, National Museum Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Homes a Court, Kerry Stokes, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and America.

John Olsen won many significant Awards including the Archibald (2005), the Order of Australia (OA 2001) etc. Olsen work is recognized as investment Love in the Kitchen sold for $1,075,500.

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Artist: John OLSEN
Title: Shadows Caravan 1992
Medium:
Gouache, Watercolour, pastel
Size: 100 cm x 95 cm
Framed size: 140 cm x 132 cm

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Artist: John OLSEN
Title: Men in Landscape c.1970 

Medium: Gouache, Watercolour & pastel
Exhibited: 1972 NGV; Literature: 1973 illus.
Size: 55 cm x 52 cm

Framed size: 88 cm x 85 cm

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Artist: John OLSEN
Title: Frutta Misto del Mare
Illus. OLSEN The Human Touch
Medium:
Mixed Media on paper
Size: 100 x 95 cm
Price:
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John Olsen painting 'Love in the Kitchen' sold for $1,075,500
Artist: John OLSEN
Title:
Love in the Kitchen
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimension: 199 x 213 cm
Price:
$1,075,500  
SOLD by: Mossgreen

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Shadows in a Gypsy Caravan, 1992

Artist: John OLSEN born 1928
Title: Shadows in the Gypsy Caravan
1992
Medium: Gouache, Watercolour, Crayon and Pastel
SIGNED: Dated and inscribed lower right with title ‘Shadows in the Gipsy Caravan 92’
Size: 100 cm x 95 cm
Framed size: 140 cm x 132 cm

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Swimming Frogs and Dragon Flies

Watercolour on paper, 52 x128cm,
Sold by: Deutscher and Hackett,
Important Australian and International Art, Sydney, Lot No. 52

$100,800

     

Wet Season, 1994

Watercolour & pastel on paper, 98 x 95cm,
Sold by: Deutscher and Hackett,
Important Australian + International Art, Sydney, Lot No. 13

$93,000

     

Spoonbills and Frogs

Watercolour & pastel, 100 x 94cm,
Sold by: Bonhams & Goodman,
Australian, International & Aboriginal Fine Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 127

$90,000

     

The Wet and Lilly Trotters 1994

Watercolour & pastel on paper, 99 x 78cm,
Sold by: Menzies, Australian & International Fine Art, Sydney, Lot No. 92

$84,000

     

Lilly Trotters Ord River 1984

Watercolour, gouache & pastel on paper,
size
98 x 70cm, Est: $25,000-35,000,
Sold by: Deutscher~Menzies, Australian and International Fine Art, Sydney, Lot No. 1

$84,000

     

Sunbirds and Lily Pond

Watercolour & pastel on paper, 100 x 95cm,
Sold by: Menzies, Important Australian and International Fine Paintings and Sculpture, Sydney, Lot No. 49

$82,227

     

Seafood Casserole

Mixed media on Toronoko paper, 95 x 99cm,
Sold by: Mossgreen Auctions,
Modern Australian & International Art, Sydney, Lot No. 23

$76,375

     

The Bridge

Watercolour & pastel on paper, 94 x 99cm,
Sold
by:
Deutscher and Hackett,
Important Fine Art + Indigenous Art, Sydney, Lot No. 21

$75,640

     

Chats of Cooper's Creek

Watercolour & pastel on paper, 94 x 99cm,
Sold by: Deutscher and Hackett,
Important Australian + International Fine Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 24

$72,000

     

Cat and Goldfish Bowl 1997

Watercolour & pastel on paper,100 x 95cm,
Sold by: Deutscher~Menzies, Fine Australian & International Art, Sydney, Lot No. 75

$72,000

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Under the freedom of information we compiled relevant facts for you to enjoy. We believe in sharing knowledge and express deep gratitude to many websites in particular those who share free information's, and also to all Australian National galleries, Australian and International Press for the information they share with us, without them our research would not be available. We hope you appreciate our research and enjoy complementary services

For more information acquire a membership at http://www.aasd.com.au/

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Artist: John OLSEN
Title: Two Men in the Landscape c. 1970
Medium: Watercolour, Gouache, Crayon and Pastel on paper
Signed lower right: John Olsen / Inscribed 'Two men in a landscape'
Size: 55 cm x 52 cm / Framed size: 88 x 85 cm

Exhibited: 1972 NGV, Melbourne, Age Gallery Exhibition, Place: National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 1973 Rudy Komon Art Gallery Sydney

Provenance: Private collection, NSW; 2007, Deutscher & Hackett, Australian and International Fine Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 75; 1974, Christies, Sydney, lot 79; Private collection, Melbourne

Literature: (illus. p.31), The Death of a Wombat, Ian Smith, Wren Press, Melbourne, 1973

Condition Report:
Two Men in the Landscape (circa 1970) is
the original work of John Olsen. The work is in pristine condition, the painting is clean, perfect and stable. The work perfectly fit in the frame. It is presented with a wide white board mount and with glass. There is scatter of dust-powder behind the glass on the bottom of white board mount.

NOTES: 'Two Men in the Landscape' has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. Beautifully executed in John Olsen's characteristic coiling lines, rich clear color tones the artwork is depicting the experience of the Australian landscape in a new expressive and contemplative way it is the artist original signature-style artwork.  

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Frog in the Rain

Watercolour & pastel on paper, 45 x 50cm, Sold by: Sotheby's, Important Australian Art, Sydney, Lot No. 23

$56,400

 

   

Lake Eyre

Watercolour & pastel on paper, 56 x 56cm, Sold by: Deutscher~Menzies, Australian and International Art, Sydney, Lot No. 22

$31,200

     

Cats Drinking Milk

Watercolour & crayon on paper, 75 x 54cm, Sold by: Sotheby's, Fine Australian Art Auction, Melbourne, Lot No. 56

$31,050

     

Giraffes 24

Watercolour on paper, 61 x 71 cm,
Sold by: Smith & Singer, Important Australian & International Art, Sydney, 02/09/2020, Lot No. 3
 

$30,682

Under the freedom of information we compiled relevant facts for you to enjoy. We believe in sharing knowledge and express deep gratitude to many websites in particular those who share free information's, and also to all Australian National galleries, Australian and International Press for the information they share with us, without them our research would not be available. We hope you appreciate our research and enjoy complementary services

For more information acquire a membership at http://www.aasd.com.au/

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John OLSEN Biography   

John Henry OLSEN, AO, OBE (born 1928, Newcastle, NSW)

Olsen is arguably the most important living Australian artist.

John Olsen (Australian artist) with Aniela Kos in John Olsen house in Bowral, June 2009, 1928 Born in Newcastle, NSW

1935 Family moves to Bondi Beach

1943 Leaves school to work as a clerk, then becomes a freelance cartoonist for publications such as Man and Fashion Design

1947 Attends Datillo Rubbo Art School

1950 Attends Julian Ashton Art School studies under John Passmore, later Godfrey Miller at East Sydney Technical College

1952-55 Exhibits with the Society of Artists

1955 First major exhibition, at Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1956 Participates in important abstract and abstract expressionist exhibition, 'Direction 1'

1957-60 Travels to Europe

1965-67 Lives in London and Portugal

1968 Establishes the Bakery Art School, Sydney

1969-71 Lives at Dunmoochin, Victoria, in the artist community started by Clifton Pugh, where he worked with artists such as Fred Williams and Albert Tucker; wins Wynne Prize

1973 Completes Sydney Opera House mural 'Salute to Five Bells', based on Kenneth Slessor's poem

1970s-1980s Tours through central Australia, and later Egypt, Kenya and South Africa

1985 Wins the Wynne Prize

1988 Paints mural for Darling Harbour Project, Sydney

1991 Retrospective at National Gallery of Victoria, tours Australia

1997 Publishes his autobiography, 'Drawn from Life'

John OLSEN is one of Australia's most influential abstract painters and acknowledged a Master water-colorist.

John OLSEN is considered Australia's greatest living artist, literally a 'living legend'.

OLSEN signature style has made him a master of his craft, depicting the experience of the Australian 'landscape' in a new and contemplative way.

OLSEN deserve a place as the elder statesman of Australian art.

John OLSEN painting Love in the Kitchen sold for $1,075,500
John Olsen painting 'Love in the Kitchen' sold for $1,075,500

John OLSEN has a place as the elder statesman of Australian art. His vision and passion for life and the landscape is a compelling trademark in his work.  John Olsen’s innovative approach to painting with an imaginative response to place, came to the fore in the 1960s. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, he had become interested in the idea of our interdependence with the natural world. This idea was conveyed in Sydney sun, along with his enthusiastic engagement with locality. John OLSEN retains a great wit that manifests in his imagery, is OLSEN trait that sets him apart from his contemporaries and has made him one of Australia's most popular artists, without compromising his artistic vision.

 

Collections

John OLSEN work is represented in all Australian state gallery collections, the National Gallery of Australia and regional galleries Australia-wide including:

National Gallery of Australia : The Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Dr Brian Kennedy, announced the purchase of John Olsen significant paintings.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

John OLSEN is also represented in institutional, corporate and private collections in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America.

 

Awards

John OLSEN won a number of significant Australian Art Prizes including the Archibald in 2005 for his self-portrait Janus Faced and was awarded the Order of Australia (OA) in 2001

1960 Rockdale Prize

1961 H.C. Richards Memorial Prize (Queensland Art Gallery), Perth Prize

1962 Royal Sydney Show Prize

1963 Georges Art Prize, Melbourne

1964 Launceston Prize, Tasmania

1969 Wynne Prize (Art Gallery of New South Wales)

1977 Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for services to the Arts

1985 Wynne Prize (Art Gallery of New South Wales)

1993 Australian Creative Fellowship

2001 Order of Australia (O.A.)

2005 Archibald Portrait Prize

 

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selected Major Exhibitions

1955 John OLSEN, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1958 John OLSEN, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1960 OLSEN, Galerie Lambert, Paris
1960 John OLSEN, Terry Clune Galleries, Sydney
1963 An Exhibition of Recent Paintings, Gouaches & Drawings by John OLSEN,
Clune Galleries, Sydney
1963 John OLSEN: Recent Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1965 John OLSEN, Clune Galleries, Sydney
1965 John OLSEN, South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
1967 Entrance to the Castle of Life: John OLSEN 66-67, Clune Galleries, Sydney
1967 Entrance to the Castle of Life: John OLSEN 66-67, South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
1969 The Dunmoochin Summer: John OLSEN '69, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1969 John OLSEN '69- Exhibition of Gouches and Oil Paintings, White Studio, Adelaide
1970 John OLSEN, Reid Gallery, Brisbane
1971 John OLSEN, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1972 John OLSEN, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1973 John OLSEN,
Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1974 John OLSEN, Atelier 72 Gallery, Adelaide
1975 John OLSEN: Edge of the Void, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1975 John OLSEN 74-75: Edge of the Void and Opera House Mural Studies, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1975 Edge of the Void: Paintings, Drawings, Etchings & Lithographs, Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide
1975 John OLSEN: Etchings, Gallery Huntly, Canberra
1976 John OLSEN: Recent oil paintings, gouches, drawings and etchings,
Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane The Child in us All, St John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane
1977 John OLSEN: Recent Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1978 John OLSEN: Paintings and Drawings 77-78, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
1979 John OLSEN: Earth Hold etchings, Cintra House, Brisbane
1980 John OLSEN: Exhibition of Recent Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1980 John OLSEN: Paintings and Drawings 77-80 Lister Gallery, Festival of Perth, Perth
1980 John OLSEN: My Complete Graphics, David Reid Gallery, Sydney
1981 John OLSEN: A Sliver of Time, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
1982 John OLSEN 81-82 and Noela Hjorth, Bortignon's Kalamunda Gallery of Man, Festival of Perth, Perth
1982 John OLSEN, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1983 John OLSEN: Selected Graphics, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1983 John OLSEN - The Land Beyond Time, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
(touring exhibition - travelling throughout Australia 1984-1990)
1984 John OLSEN, Tynte Gallery, Adelaide Festival 1984, Adelaide
1985 John OLSEN, Tynte Gallery, Adelaide
1986 Paintings & Drawings by John OLSEN from the permanent collection, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1986 John OLSEN - In Search of the Open Country 1961-1986, Heide, Melbourne
1986 John OLSEN: Gold, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1986 John OLSEN, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1987-88 John OLSEN - Encounters with Drawing, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong
1988 John OLSEN - Encounters with Drawing, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1989 John OLSEN, Greenhill Gallery, Perth
1990 John OLSEN, Australian Galleries, Sydney
1991 John OLSEN, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1991-92 John OLSEN Retrospective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1992 John OLSEN Retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1993 John OLSEN: Recent Works, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1993 John OLSEN: Recent Etchings, OLSEN Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1994 John OLSEN: Recent Work 1992-1994, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne
1995 John OLSEN: Recent Works, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
1998 John OLSEN: Recent Paintings 1995 - 1998, OLSEN Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1998 'New York Nowhere', recent paintings and works on paper, OLSEN Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
2000 John OLSEN: Past & Present, Tim OLSEN Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

1956 Direction 1, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney; Pacific Loans Exhibition, Auckland and San Francisco.
1961 Sydney 9, Gallery A, Melbourne; Recent Australian Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London; H.C. Richards Memorial prize, Queensland Art Gallery
1963 Georges Invitation Prize, Melbourne.
1967 Australian Painters 1964-66, Corcoran Gallery, Washington U.SA
1969 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1976 The Child in Us All, John OLSEN: Tapestries and oils on hardboard, Queensland Festival of Art, St. Johns Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane
1977 Australian Contemporary Printmakers, Stadia Graphics Gallery, Sydney
1978 Australian Etching, National Gallery of Victoria
1979 Focus '79 R.M.I.T., Melbourne
1982 John OLSEN 1981-82 & Noela Hjorth; Paintings, lithographs & drawings, Festival of Perth Exhibition, Bortignon's Gallery of Man, Perth; Aspects of the Landscape, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.
1986 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1987 Jack Manton Art Prize, Queensland
1998-1999 Southern Reflections: Ten Contemporary Artists, toured Northern Europe
1998 Private Collections, Orange Regional Gallery
1998-1999 Escape Artists: Modernists in the Tropics, touring regional galleries in Queensland and New South Wales

 

Bibliography:

  John OLSEN - The Human Touch, author Ken McGregor, 2014

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

Sandra McGrath, Lake Eyre - the Desert Sea, Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1979

John OLSEN: My Complete Graphics 57-79, Gryphon Books and Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 1980

Deborah Hart, John OLSEN, Craftsman House, 1992

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