John Olsen
The Quay
Etching 25/30
43 x 59 cm
11265
$5,500
SOLD
John Olsen
Lily trotters and frog
watercolour on paper on board
44.5 x 59.5 cm
no. 12301
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John Olsen
Miner c. 1980
mixed media on paper
56 x 35 cm
no. 1784a
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John Olsen
Swan
mixed media on paper
55 x 39 cm
no. 1789a
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John Olsen
Victor America 1962
mixed media on paper
68 x 50 cm
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John Olsen
Spring 1982 - 87
oil on canvas
152 x 167.5 cm
no. 6878
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John Olsen
Cats 1961
mixed media on paper
48 x 67 cm
no. 7508
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John Olsen
Looking at scared objects 1974
ink on paper
37.5 x 56 cm
no. 8752
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John Olsen
Vervet monkeys at Mt Kenya 1973
watercolour and pastel on paper
90 x 70 cm
no. 7830
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John Olsen
Frogs spawning I c. 1978
watercolour and mixed media on paper
97 x 93 cm
no. 6357
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John Olsen
Untitled (frog in lily pond) c. 1978
watercolour and mixed media on paper
99 x 94 cm
no. 6639
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John Olsen
Frogs spawning II c. 1978
watercolour and mixed media on paper
98 x 93 cm
no. 6358
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John Olsen
Lily pond, Cairns
watercolour and mixed media on paper
75 x 52 cm
no. 6038
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John Olsen
Leaping frogs I & II
bronze 11/20
9.3 x 5 cm, 10.5 x 6 cm
no. 6645
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John Olsen
Startled Emus
mixed media on paper
90 x 70 cm
no. 4859
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John Olsen
Young giraffes
mixed media on paper
96 x 71 cm
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John Olsen
Spinebills and Honey Possums
mixed media on paper
91.5 x 69 cm
no. 4857
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John Olsen
Mundoo 1987
mixed media on paper
77 x 56 cm
no. 7990
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John Olsen
Cooper's Creek in flood 1985
oil on canvas
135.5 x 151 cm
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John Olsen
Sydney Harbour c. 1982
oil on canvas
183 x 244 cm
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Paintings and works on paper

John Olsen is one of Australia's most significant and accomplished artists and is recognised both nationally and internationally for his energetic and distinctive art.

Olsen's name is widely associated with his exuberant and colloquial You Beaut Country series, which firmly established his reputation in the early 1960s. He is also famous for his interpretation of Sydney Harbour in his commission for the Sydney Opera House called The Salute to Five Bells, undertaken in the 1970s.

Plants, birds and animals began to feature in his works during the 1970s and 80s when he travelled extensively across the country, giving new insights into Australia's regional and desert landscapes, though he has always sought to capture a spiritual and universal dimension to the landscape and the natural world in his work.

Olsen has won many awards including the Archibald Prize in 2004 for his self-portrait, the Wynne Prize in 1969, and an OBE in 1977. His works are represented in the National Gallery of Australia and most state and regional galleries. His works are also held in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.