Margaret OLLEY

Margaret Olley was born in Lismore on 24 June 1923 and sadly passed away in her sleep at her home in Sydney on 26 July 2011. She is recognised as one of Australia's foremost still life painters.

Olley's paintings depict intimate interiors and colourful environments. Her still lifes and interiors reflect the objects within her surroundings and the characteristics of her immediate world.

The objects that Margaret Olley brought into her home are selected for their potential to translate into paintings. Olley paints the relationships between objects to produce compositions that convey what she called a 'dialogue between the purity of shapes and their spatial relationships'.

Gender Female
Country of Birth Australia
Date of Death 1970