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John Olsen, AO, OBE

21st January 1928 -

John Olsen is one Australia's most respected and loved living artists which is why we have included him on The White Hat Guide to 100 Important Living Australians.

Many Australians and overseas visitors would be familiar with has large mural Salute to Five Bells in the Sydney Opera House. With its stunning location, this mural reflects on Kenneth Slessor's poem of that name and the harbour which features in that work.

Melburnians will be well familiar with his delightful sculpture simply called Frog in the Queen Victoria Gardens as well as the large mural The King Sun in Docklands. Docklands has a large concentration of public art and this painting has to be one of the stars of the collection.

Olsen won the Archibald Prize in 2005 for his Self portrait Janus Faced.

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