John Olsen is active/lives in Australia. John Olsen is known for Painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, objects.
Self Portrait (The Afternoon Walk, Dunmoochin)
Biography John Olsen
The following excerpts are from Hart, D., John Olsen, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991:
'During the 1970s, John Olsen's work was largely shaped by the journeys he made to a range of locations around Australia. In contrast with the stereotypes of the bush as an endless spectrum of gumtrees, or of the interior as an alienating place of "fearful sameness", Olsen discovered the immense diversity of the country - in its rainforests, wetlands, estuaries and lily ponds ...' Olsen continued to explore this sense of the burgeoning water world after repeated visits to North Queensland during the 1970s and into the 1980s ... Olsen later summed up his feelings about these environments: "Working on these projects reall
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