Archibald prize winner 2011 Ben Quilty with Margaret Olly, the subject of his portrait. Photo: Edwina Pickles (Australian artists)

Sydney-born BEN QUILTY won the 2011 Archibald Prize for his portrait of fellow artist Margaret Olley, the matriarch of Australian painting.

Margaret Olley, Australian artist, in her studio home. Very much her own woman.

Painter Margaret Olley poses for a portrait session in her studio in Paddington on November 2005 in Sydney. Margaret Olley was one of Australia's most well known interior and still life painters.

Interion, Margaret Olley. Oil on board, 120.0 x 90.0 cm, Paddington, Sydney.

Artist: Margaret Olley 24 June 1923 – 26 July 2011 Australian still-life painter

'Agapanthus And Plumbago' by Margaret Olley (Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria) www.artpublishing.com.au

'Agapanthus And Plumbago' by Margaret Olley (Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria)…

Margaret Olley | Marigolds 1973. oil on board, 74.5 x 59.5 cm. Margaret Olley has held more than sixty solo exhibitions during her career, her first show in Sydney in 1948. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the Mosman Art Prize in 1947 and the Helena Rubinstein Portrait Prize in 1962. In 1997 a major retrospective of Margaret Olley's work was organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the same year she was declared an "Australian National Treasure".

Margaret Olley- "Marigolds" Oil on board, x cm. In 1997 she was declared an 'Australian National Treasure'.

Cornflowers,  Margret OLLEY

Paintings - Margaret Hannah Olley - Page 5 - Australian Art Auction Records

Margaret Olley, Woolloomooloo with bottlebrush, 2000

"Woolloomooloo with bottlebrush" in 2000 by Margaret Olley. Oil on composition…

Margaret Olley, 'Kelim and Still Life' via Australia Art Auction Records

Margaret Olley, 'Kelim and Still Life' via Australia Art Auction Records

Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley

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