South Yarra: Macmillan Art Publishing, 2005. Tall hardcover, 35.5 x 25cm, navy blue canvas boards with title and illustration in argent on the top board and title in argent on the spine, illustrated dust-jacket, 264pp, 431 illustrations.
Considered one of Australia’s greatest living painters, and winner of the 2005 Archibald Prize for Art, John Olsen is known for his energetic painting style and lyrical depiction of the landscape. The National Gallery of Victoria is currently presenting John Olsen: The You Beaut Country and promises that, “at 88 years of age [John] has lost none of his passion for his subject matter, nor his creative vitality and retains a unique ability to capture the spirit of the Australian landscape.” His passion and creative vitality are evident in the 431 illustrations included in Teeming With Life.
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