(1886 - 1980)
Olive Tilton Bigelow was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. Olive Bigelow is known for portrait-dignitaries, illustration.
Biography Olive Bigelow
A painter of many portraits especially of dignitaries and other prominent people, Olive Bigelow was born in Mountain Station, New Jersey. Her father, John Bigelow, had been a career diplomat, and her husband was Herbert Pell, a foreign minister in the Franklin Roosevelt administration, so she was very oriented towards international matters.
Many of her subjects were part of the War Crimes Commission in London in 1944. She also designed posters for the war effort, for women's suffrage, and raised funds for the Red Cross with her portrait commissions. Among her works were portraits on ivory, and she did magazine illustrations for Vogue, Harper's and others.
She studied at the Art Students League in New York,
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