Tim Olsen's memoir of life with his famous dad is a fascinating insight into the Sydney art world

By Sasha Grishin
Updated November 23 2020 - 1:33am, first published November 20 2020 - 1:00pm
Tim Olsen grew up in the shadow of his famous father. Picture: Greg Weight
  • Son of the Brush: A Memoir, by Tim Olsen. Allen & Unwin. $34.99.

Tim Olsen is the son of the high profile artist, 92-year-old John Olsen. As painters of his father's generation considered themselves as "brothers of the brush", Tim Olsen, by extension, calls himself a "son of the brush". This is a personal memoir - lively, chatty and quite readable.



Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.