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Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

Margaret Olley was a deeply charismatic figure, mentor and friend, and exerted an enduring influence on a number of Australian artists, particularly in Queensland. This richly illustrated gift book pays tribute to Olley’s art, friendships and philanthropy, and demonstrates her ongoing legacy.

Margaret Olley: A Generous Life features not only works spanning Olley’s entire career but also portraits of her by artists including William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Ben Quilty and Jeffrey Smart, photographs of Olley taken by Lewis Morley, Greg Weight and William Yang, among others, as well as ephemera from Olley’s colourful life.