Olive Ruth (Carpenter) Barker
(1885 - 1961)
Olive Ruth (Carpenter) Barker was active/lived in California, Nebraska, Illinois. Olive Barker is known for landscape, street scene and figure painting.
Biography Olive Ruth (Carpenter) Barker
Barker, Olive Ruth Carpenter
(1885 Chicago Illinois-1961 Los Angeles, California)
(Also known as Olive Ruth Carpenter)
A California Style painter, Olive Barker, however, spent the first thirty-five years of her life in Nebraska, primarily in Omaha where she married George Edmund Barker, Jr., an artist. The couple remained in Nebraska until 1921 when, like so many mid-western 20th-century artists, they decamped to California.
But unlike the majority of husband and wife artist couples of that era, whose relationships usually subjugated the wife's talents to the husband's, the Barkers worked as equals, which resulted in each becoming accomplished and publicly recognized for their unique skills.
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