Review

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.

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