John Henry Olsen (1928-.) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in New South Wales in 1928, Olsen studied at the Julian Ashton School before undertaking further study in Europe. He returned from Europe in 1960, introducing an expressionistic type of painting into Sydney. Olsen also designs tapestries and in 1972 was commissioned to paint a mural for the Sydney Opera House. The winner of the 2005 Archibald prize his work is represented in all major state and provincial galleries. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Love in the Kitchen, 1969
Highest Price:
Love in the Kitchen, 1969
Oil on canvas, 199 x 213.4 cm
The Collection of Rose and Nevin Hurst, Mossgreen Auctions, Hobart.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings334220A$1,075,500 A$92,660
Works on Paper969619A$156,000 A$19,850
Prints & Graphics1,189675A$31,818 A$1,525
Photographs20A$518 N/A
Objects9973A$162,000 A$4,794

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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