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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

John Olsen AO, CBE

John Olsen

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

John Olsen - En plein air
John Olsen - En plein air
John Olsen - En plein air

John Olsen - En plein air, 1996

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1993

Robin Sellick
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1979

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1996

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Olsen AO, CBE
John Olsen AO, CBE
John Olsen AO, CBE

John Olsen AO, CBE, 2017

Nicholas Harding
Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2019
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney
John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney
John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney

John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney, 1962 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969

Mark Strizic
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989

Murray Walker
Portrait, monoprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns]
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns]
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns]

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866

Edouard Gatel
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Lieutenant Watts
Lieutenant Watts
Lieutenant Watts

Lieutenant Watts, 1789

Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Captain Sir John Franklin
Captain Sir John Franklin
Captain Sir John Franklin

Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830

William Derby, John Thomson
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840

John R. Jackson after John Linnell
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Purchased 2018

John Roper
John Roper
John Roper

John Roper, 1860s

John Buchanan Smith
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Sandefur 2019

Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica

Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867

John Brown
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Karen McLeod Adair and Anthony Adair 2003

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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