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An image of Turkish pots and lemons by Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley

(Australia 22 Jun 1923 – 25 Jul 2011)

Turkish pots and lemons
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
oil on hardboard

68.6 x 91.5 cm board; 78.3 x 101.0 x 3.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, green oil "Olley". Not dated.
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
© Margaret Olley
Not on display
Further information

"I collect things because I might paint them. I love shapes - I wanted to be a sculptor and at first studied both sculpture and painting."

Margaret Olley, 1990

Bibliography (3)

Christine France, Margaret Olley, Roseville, 1990, 120, 121 (colour illus.), 179. plate no. 30

Christine France, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Donald Friend / Margaret Olley', pg. 128-139, Sydney, 2002, 138 (colour illus.), 145, 147.

Barry Pearce, Margaret Olley, Sydney, 1996, 88-89 (colour illus.). plate no. 52

Exhibition history (5)

Margaret Olley (1982), Holdsworth Galleries, Australia, 02 Oct 1982–20 Oct 1982

The art of Margaret Olley (1990):

Margaret Olley Retrospective (1996-97):

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003

It's all about the light: works by Margaret Olley from public collections, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, 11 Jan 2013–18 Apr 2013