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Olive Parker Black

 (1868 - 1948)
Olive Parker Black was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts.  Olive Black is known for landscape, still life.

Olive Parker Black

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An accomplished landscape painter, Olive Black was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She studied art with Hugh Bolton Jones at the Art Students League and with William Merritt Chase and Edwin Blashfield at the New York National Academy of Design in New York. She was considered one of Chase's best students and likely attended the Shinnecock Summer School of Art, which became known as Chase's school and was primarily attended by women.

She combined the impressionism learned from him with Barbizon school influence from Jones. She exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1897 to 1930 and also exhibited in Boston and Philadelphia. To 1910, she lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then moved to New York City where she exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1897 to 1930. She also exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Art Club of Philadelphia and the Carnegie Institute.

She was a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the New York Society of painters, American Artists Professional League and the Copley Society in Boston.

Source: "Art by American Women" (the Sellars Collection) by Paul Sternberg

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About  Olive Parker Black

Born:  1868 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died:   1948
Known for:  landscape, still life