She was recently the subject of Ben Quilty's 2011 Archibald Prize winning Portrait. Ben is perhaps Robertson's most illustrious resident (though, of course, he would deny that).
|Margaret Olley - portrait by Ben Quilty (Channel 9 News)|
The first portrait of her to win the Archibald, was a 1949 portrait of a much younger Margaret Olley, by William Dobell. The illustration and text from the Art Gallery NSW is linked here.
As usual the ABC has a good review of her life, with an excellent round-up of reports and old interviews with Margaret Olley.:
- Related Link: Margaret Olley on ABC's Talking Head
- Related Story: Quilty wins Archibald Prize
- Related Story: Olley donates 'birthday' Picasso to gallery
- Related Story: NSW gallery acquires $16.2m Cezanne