|'Portrait in the mirror', 1948 by Margaret Olley.|
|the artist aged 83|
Last September I was at a beautiful old Brisbane building for a function and made a point to post on the work of an artist whose works were on show there... possibly in permanent collection... although I would have to check that fact. Read that post here.
This artist has long been a favourite of mine ... and many for that matter... and on the weekend much discussion was centred on her as she died last week. I read a wonderful article in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday.
|the artist in 2001|
|Still life with mandarins, 1975|
Gina McColl, July 27:
|Artist Margaret Olley and actor Barry Humphries at the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney for launch of biography 'Margaret Olley:Far From a Still Life' by Meg Stewart.|
William Dobell's 1948 Archibald-winning portrait of Olley is in the background. Picture: Brianne Makin
|Artist Ben Quilty with his subject, artist Margaret Olley, in front of Quilty's portrait of her at the Art Gallery of NSW in The Domain, Sydney. Quilty is the winner of the 2011 Archibald Prize. Picture: Alan Pryke|
|Painting by artist Margaret Olley, displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW.|
|Margaret Olley sketching in Newcastle in 1965.|
What a well-lived life... !