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John Olsen’s life lived by the brush – ABC News

There’s a distinct style to a John Olsen painting. His bird’s-eye view of the Australian landscape has cemented him as one of our most sought-after artists. But…

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John Olsen held his first exhibition in 1955.(Australian Story: Vanessa Gorman
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For John Olsen, art is a passion; his obsession. But beyond the canvas, a dark shadow fell over his family.
The lives of the great artists are often the subject of fascination. The adulation, the freedom from conformity, the heightened state of intensity, the passion. But there is nearly always a price; collateral damage, those that are left in the wake. It takes a certain singularity to live for art alone.
For John…

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