Margaret Olley

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Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jul 26, 2011 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jul 26, 2011 (88)

About

Remembered for her still life oil paintings, Olley was the 1947 recipient of the prestigious Mosman Art Prize. Near the end of her life, she donated more than one hundred of her own and other artists' paintings to the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Before Fame

She trained at the East Sydney Technical College (which later changed its name to the National Art School).

Trivia

A friend of fellow painters Ben Quilty, Russell Drysdale, and William Dobell, she was the subject of several of these artists' award-winning portraits.

Family Life

She was raised in Lismore and Brisbane, Australia, and she later settled in Paddington, New South Wales.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of fellow Australian artist David Boyd.