Name
John Olsen
Also known as John Henry Olsen
Gender
Male
Roles
  • Artist (Painter)
  • Artist (Printmaker)
  • Artist (Cartoonist / Illustrator)
  • Designer
  • Artist (Ceramist)
Other Occupation
  • Clerk (ANZSIC code: 33) 1944 - c.1945 Elders Smith, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Cleaner (ANZSIC code: 84) 1950 - c.1954 Clinic for crippled children, North Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • art master (ANZSIC code: 802) 1956 Moreland High School, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Teaching painting (ANZSIC code: 810) 1960 - 1964 East Sydney Technical College, Darlinghurst, NSW
  • Art lecturer (ANZSIC code: 810) 1960 - 1964 University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW
  • Art teacher (ANZSIC code: 810) 1960 - 1964 Desiderius ("Deo") Orban's studio, Sydney, NSW
  • Teacher of art (ANZSIC code: 82) 1960 - c.1965 Mary White Art School, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
  • Proprietor and teacher (ANZSIC code: 821) 1968 Bakery Art School, Sydney, NSW
Tags:
Sydney abstraction
Art and food
Archibald Prize
Birth date
1928
Birth place
Newcastle, NSW
Active Period
  • c.1952 -
Residence
  • 1928 - 1934 Newcastle, NSW
  • 1934 - 1955 Sydney, NSW
  • 1955 - c.1956 Melbourne, Vic.
  • 1956 Victoria Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1956 - 1959 London, France, Spain, Europe
  • 1960 - 1962 Victoria Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1962 Hill End, NSW, Australia
  • 1963 Yarramalong, NSW, Australia
  • 1963 - 1965 Watsons Bay, Sydney, NSW
  • 1965 - 1967 USA, France, Portugal, England
  • 1967 - 1968 Watsons Bay, Sydney, NSW
  • 1969 - 1971 Dunmoochin, Cottles Bridge, VIC, Australia
  • 1971 - c.1973 Watsons Bay, Sydney, NSW
  • c.1972 - 1980 Dural, NSW
  • 1980 - 1981 Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • 1981 - 1987 Clarendon, Adelaide Hills, SA
  • 1987 - c.1988 Paddington, Sydney, NSW
  • c.1989 - c.1999 Wentworth Falls, NSW
  • c.1999 - 2011 Owlswood, Glenquarry, NSW, Australia
  • c.2011 - Hidden Lake, Avoca, NSW, Australia
Training
  • Drawing, 1946 Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, NSW
  • Life drawing, 1947 - c.1950 Dattilo Rubbo's school, Sydney, NSW
  • painting and drawing, 1950 - c.1953 Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, NSW
  • drawing with Godfrey Miller, c.1953 East Sydney Technical College, Darlinghurst, NSW
  • Painting, 1953 Desiderius Orban, Sydney, NSW
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