About John Dollery
John Dollery was born in London in 1933. As a child he loved to draw and was a frequent visitor to the National and Tate Galleries.
In 1957 Dollery came to Australia, settling in Queensland in 1965.
After receiving a prize in a drawing exhibition, Dollery began painting in oils, and is entirely self-taught.
Whilst in Queensland he painted most of his canvases strictly from life.
In 1977 he moved to Melbourne where he established himself as a full-time artist.
He is very interested in Australia’s history, often painting the era of the gold rush, sailing ships and the life of Ned Kelly.
His work is represented in many private collections both in Australia and overseas.
Artist information page for John Dollery.