Portrait of Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley

Born: 1923 in Lismore, New South Wales

Representation: Philip Bacon Galleries (Brisbane)

Margaret Olley in studio
Year
2006 Appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
2005 Publication of Meg Stewart’s biography, “Margaret Olley – Far from a Still Life” by Random House
2001 Art Gallery of New South Wales names The Margaret Olley, Twentieth Century European Gallery
2000 Co-curator with Barry Humphries of ‘Favourites’ exhibition at National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery. Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Visual Arts by the University of Sydney
1999 Achievers Award from Federal Government. Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Queensland
1997 Declared an Australian National Treasure. Made Life Governor of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
1996 Retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales , Sydney
1994 Solo exhibition in London
1991 Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Macquarie University and appointed Officer (AO) Order of Australia
1990 Retrospective at National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery. Establishes Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust to buy works for public collections
1972 Exhibition ‘Homage’ of paintings done while staying in Strachan’s house
1965 – 1968 Wins the Redcliffe Art Prize
1964 Wins Johnsonian Club Art Prize
1960 – 1963 Wins Helena Rubinstein Portrait Prize, Redcliffe Art Prize, Bendigo Art Prize and Finney’s Centenary Art Prize
1958 Wins Lismore Art Prize
1949 William Dobell’s portrait of her wins Archibald Prize. Travels to England, then Paris
Attends classes at Academie de la Grande Chaumiere
1944-1947 Graduates from East Sydney Technical College
Wins Mosman Art Prize