Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Companion of the Order of Australia, Centenary Medal for service to Australian society, Honorary Doctorate from the University of Queensland.
- 24 June 1923
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
- 26 July 2011
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Artist and Painter
Margaret Olley is known as one of Australia's most prized interior and still life painters. She first came to public attention as the subject of Sir William Dobell's winning Archibald portrait in 1948. These days she is regarded as an Australian national treasure. In 1997 her work was the subject of a major retrospective organized by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.