Olive F (Ollie) Cole
(1904 - 2000)
Olive F. (Ollie) Cole was active/lived in Illinois, California, Wisconsin. Olive Cole is known for rural landscape and seascape.
Olive F. Cole - or Ollie Cole as the artist signed her name - was born
December 25, 1904 in Milltown, Wisconsin. Artistically inclined
from a young age, she played piano with a local group as a child.
She later began designing custom lampshades and was soon offered a
position in a lighting firm in Chicago. While there she began art
studies at the Chicago Academy of Art.
By 1932 she had met
and married Kenneth Cole who was attending the Chicago Institute of
Art. He went on to a successful career as a commercial artist
with the Hoover Kern Studio in Chicago. The family eventually
moved to Homewood, Illinois where she concentrated on raising her
family and did not pursue further study until her ... Displaying 750 of 3328 characters.