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John Olsen  1928, AU

Rank (2014): 12121 – 

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Australia 56
Denmark 14
China 1

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Artist Rank
Sidney Nolan  2564 17
Fred Williams  4562 15
Brett Whiteley  6691 12

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  Olsen Irwin, Australia 17
  Gould Galleries, Australia 6
  Galleri 5000, Denmark 5
  Clausens Kunsthandel, Denmark 4
Niagara Galleries Niagara Galleries, Australia 4

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1928 Born in Newcastle, NSW (AU)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 72  Please report missing Information

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   John Olsen - Johannes Larsen Museet, Kerteminde
   Tegninger - Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen

   John Olsen - Lake Eyre - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Iagttagelsens kunst, en god seer må tegne - Haderslev Kunstforening , Haderslev
   John Olsen - Haderslev Kunstforening , Haderslev

   John Olsen - Culinaria - The Cuisine of the Sun - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   John Olsen - Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen
   Beautiful women - Galleri 5000, Odense

   I kølvandet på Johannes Larsen.. - Galleri 5000, Odense

   John Olsen - A Salute to Sydney 2007 - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
Description  Sky high: John Olsen’s ceiling commissions - Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
   John Olsen - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW

   John Olsen - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW

   John Olsen - The Flight to Broome - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Pulse - Paintings by John Olsen 1961 - 2005 - TarraWarra Museum of Art, Box Hill, VIC
   John Olsen - James Makin Gallery, Armadale, VIC
   John Olsen - James Makin Gallery, Armadale, VIC
   Eros og Bølge - Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen
   John Olsen - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW

   John Olsen - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW

   John Olsen - Sydney Harbour: Seaport of desire 2003 - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW

   John Olsen - IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD


to top Group shows   50

   Christmas Collection - Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   On the table - Still lives - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Paper Chase - Gould Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

   Sol: A Summer Survey - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Spirit in the Land - Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, NSW
   Spring Selection - Gould Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
   The Director's Choice 2012 - Gould Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

   Julian Ashton Art School: Artists past and present - Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Woollahra, NSW
   Spirit in the Land - Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, Adelaide, SA
   Sommerudstilling Flere kunstnere - Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen
   Solstice II - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Allsorts 2011 - Gould Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
   Wattle - The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR
Description and image Niagara GalleriesAustralia Day 2011 - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   Spirit in the Land - McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC
   A Summer Survey - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   artsuite - QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD
   Miscellanea - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Top Guns 2010 - Richard Martin Australian Art, Sydney, NSW
   The Winter Collection - Gould Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
   Collectable + Exceptional The Director's Choice 2010 - Gould Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
Description and image Niagara GalleriesBlue Chip XII: The Collectors´ Exhibition - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   Fynboer + Friends - Jul - Galleri 5000, Odense
   The Painted Vision: 1840 - 1963 - Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, North Caulfield, VIC
   A Series of short stories from the Curtin University of Technology Art Collection - The John Curtin Gallery, Perth, WA
   Landscape - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   New Figuration - James Makin Gallery, Armadale, VIC

   Juleudstilling i Galleri 5000 - Galleri 5000, Odense
   Group Show - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Intermezzo - Galleri 5000, Odense
   Port Jackson Press - A Collection of Prints - Colville Street Art Gallery, Battery Point, TAS
   Important Drawings, prints and ceramics - - Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, NSW (closed, 2012)
   Summer 2008 - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW

   Australian Drawing Part 1 - John Buckley Gallery, Richmond, VIC
   Winter 06 - Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW
   Work On Paper - Arthouse Gallery, Rushcutters Bay, NSW

   Moist - Australian watercolours - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Description and image Niagara GalleriesBlue Chip VII: The Collectors’ Exhibition - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   Top Guns 04 - Richard Martin Australian Art, Sydney, NSW
   Den Frie Udstilling - Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Description and image Niagara GalleriesBLUE CHIP VI - THE COLLECTORS - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   Selected works from the University of Melbourne Art Collection - The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC

Description and image  Selected Paintings: 1960s to the Present & recent paintings by LEONARD BROWN - Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond, VIC
   Genesis - TarraWarra Museum of Art, Box Hill, VIC

   Annual Collectors' Exhibition 2001 - Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, North Caulfield, VIC
   Natural Histories - The Art Gallery at the Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Description  Animal Ego - Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
   Australian Icons - A pilgrimage for lovers of Australian art - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

   Landscapes in Sets + Series - Australian prints 1960s–1990s - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

   Australian Graphic Art’ - Group Exhibition - Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA


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 Gould Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
 Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
 Port Jackson Press Print Room, Melbourne, VIC
 Savill Gallerie - Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
 Painters´ Gallery, Mona Vale, NSW
 Galleries Direct, Surry Hills, NSW
 Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
 Savill Gallerie - Sydney, Sydney, NSW
 Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Woollahra, NSW


 Galerie Dansk Møbelkunst, Copenhagen

United Kingdom

 Cosa Gallery, London (England)


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 Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC
 Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
 Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, VIC
 Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW


 National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo


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