One of the most respected figures of Australian art, Margaret Olley was born on this day in 1923. Margaret was a much-loved personality and was twice the subject of an Archibald Prize winning painting; first by William Dobell in 1948 and the second by Ben Quilty in 2011. As a painter of colourful still lifes and landscapes, Olley was second to none. Why not view a retrospective of her work?
Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.