John Olsen

John Olsen OBE is widely regarded as the most significant living painter of the Australian landscape, and one of the major Australian artists of 20th century. His career, which has spanned half-a-century, began at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney and continued at the Desiderius Orban School. 

Since this early beginning, Olsen’s art has built upon genuine research that argues a different landscape, one not locked into a single moment and fixed in time and place. His lanscapes free-range across a greater time transition, addressing both perceptual empirical reference, celebrating the uniqueness of the region, and the physicality of experiencing. An avid printmaker as well as painter, Olsen was one of the very first artists to be published by PJPA in 1975 with The Edge of the Void, and in 2005 PJPA published The Coorong Suite. Over a thirty-year period Olsen has been consistently editioned and published by PJPA. Due to this strong association, PJPA were directly involved in Macmillan’s 2005 publication of the much needed catalogue raisonne of his graphic works; entitled Teaming with Life: the Graphic Works of John Olsen, this extensive catalogue was co-authored by art consultant and collector, Ken McGregor, and Jeff Makin, artist, art critic and director of PJPA. Olsen has won numerous prizes including the Archibald Prize 2005, and the Wynne Prize, 1969, 1985. Honors include an OBE, and AO. Olsen’s work is represented in the National Gallery, Canberra; the Mertz Collection, USA; each of the state galleries in Australia; and in private and institutional collections in Britain, Europe and America.

Toad Fish (hand coloured)

Toad Fish (hand coloured)

Etching

11.5 x 15 cm

Edition length: 23

Year of Print: 2004

$3,800.00 inc. GST

Edge of the Void –  Morning

Edge of the Void – Morning

Etching

SOLD OUT EDITION

29 x 39 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2002

$5,000.00 inc. GST

Gotcha

Gotcha

Etching

23.5 x 19.8 cm

Edition length: 60

Year of Print: 2007

$3,500.00 inc. GST

The Quay[br]

The Quay[br]

Etching

43.5 x 59.5 cm

Edition length: 30

Year of Print: 2003

$5,500.00 inc. GST

Pelican and Chicks

Pelican and Chicks

Etching

28.5 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 40

Year of Print: 2004

$3,080.00 inc. GST

Penguin

Penguin

Etching

25.5 x 28.5 cm

Edition length: 35

Year of Print: 2004

$3,080.00 inc. GST

Emus at the Coorong

Emus at the Coorong

Etching

25.5 x 28.5 cm

Edition length: 40

Year of Print: 2004

$3,080.00 inc. GST

Cormorants at the Barrage

Cormorants at the Barrage

Etching

25.5 x 28.5 cm

Edition length: 35

Year of Print: 2004

$3,080.00 inc. GST

Toad Fish

Toad Fish

Etching

11.5 x 15 cm

Edition length: 35

Year of Print: 2004

$2,800.00 inc. GST

The Ship Arrives

The Ship Arrives

Etching

43.5 x 59.5 cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2002

$6,000.00 inc. GST

Bondi

Bondi

Etching

43.5 x 59.5 cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2002

$6,000.00 inc. GST

Peak Hour

Peak Hour

Etching

43.5 x 59.5 cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2002

$6,000.00 inc. GST

Seaport of Desire

Seaport of Desire

Etching

43.5 x 59.5 cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2002

$6,000.00 inc. GST

Lake Eyre in Flood  (Lake Eyre & Beyond Suite)

Lake Eyre in Flood (Lake Eyre & Beyond Suite)

Etching

39.5 x 29.5 cm

Edition length: 60

Year of Print: 2002

$5,000.00 inc. GST

The Bridge

The Bridge

Etching

18 x 24.5 cm

Edition length: 35

Year of Print: 2004

$3,080.00 inc. GST

Sydney Seaport of Desire (suite)

Sydney Seaport of Desire (suite)

Etching

varied x  cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2003

$36,000.00 inc. GST

Opera House

Opera House

Etching

24.5 x 19.5 cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2002

$6,000.00 inc. GST

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning

Etching

44 x 60 cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2002

$6,000.00 inc. GST

Camp Cove

Camp Cove

Etching

44 x 60 cm

Edition length: 90

Year of Print: 2003

$6,000.00 inc. GST

Lucio’s

Lucio’s

Etching

44 x 60 cm

Edition length: 60

Year of Print: 2003

$5,500.00 inc. GST