Ben Quilty wins 2011 Archibald prize with and amazing portrait of Margaret Olley.
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Margaret Olley 1921-2011 legendary painter did what she loved, painting, she worked passionately till the end, her brushes were laid to rest once more, as she did her time unbeknown had come.
A sad loss for the darling of the art world, respected and loved by all her knew her, the art lovers couldn’t have enough of her work, collectors bought for investment then quickly fell in love with the work putting aside the investment strategy.
Margaret Olley was awarded the Order of Australia in 1991 for service as an artist and to the promotion of art. In 1996, Margaret Olley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia. Margaret Olley donation of fine Australian art to the Australian public was exceeding generous, her love of the art world was shared with the Australian public once more with the win of the Archibald by her friend Ben Quilty.
Copyright © Margaret Olley AC, AO