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Myron Oliver

 (1891 - 1967)
Myron Angelo Oliver was active/lived in California, Kansas.  Myron Oliver is known for landscape, street scenes.

Biography  
Myron Oliver


Biography from the Archives of askART

Born in Fulton, KS on June 16, 1891. At age two Oliver moved to Monterey, CA where his father established an art supplies-framing shop. He began painting as a child and studied locally with Lester Boronda and William M. Chase. In 1916 he graduated from the art department at Stanford University, had further instruction from Armin Hansen and Clark Hobart, and then went to NYC to study at the ASL under Frank V. DuMond. His art career was interrupted while serving in the Army during WWI. After marrying art student Dorothy Welsh, the Olivers returned to Monterey in 1923 and helped run the family business. In 1926 he abandoned painting to devote his energies to cabinet work, gold leaf frames, furniture and other crafts. As an oil painter, his specialties were Italian cityscapes, New York scenes, and California landscapes. Oliver served on the board of directors of the Carmel Art Ass'n from its inception in 1927 and was president five times. He died in Monterey on Feb. 19, 1967. Member: Monterey History and AA; Monterey Guild. Exh: SFAA, 1924; Oakland Art Gallery, 1924. In: Orange Co. (CA) Museum; Monterey Peninsula Museum.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1921-33; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who in American Art 1940-41; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Art and Artists of Monterey Peninsula.

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Biography from the Archives of askART
Born Fulton, June 16, 1891; died Monterey, CA, 1967. Painter, spec. landscape and street scenes. Craftsman. Family moved from Fulton to Monterey, CA when he was two years old. Oliver's parents owned the local artist supply shop so he was introduced to many influential figures. Prior to his study at Stanford University, Oliver had studied with Lester Boronda and William Merritt Chase. Following Stanford, Oliver traveled to New York for study at the Art Students League. Shortly after his return to Monterey, Oliver abandoned oil painting to pursue fine frame and furniture making as well as helping in his family's business. Oliver helped found the Carmel Art Association and served five terms as president of that organization.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Fielding, Mantle. Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, with an Addendum containing Corrections and Additional Material on the Original Entries. Compiled by James F. Carr. New York: James F. Carr Publ., 1965.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947, 18/20/22/24; Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 22, 2005; William Karges Art, www.kargesfineart.com/myron-oliver-biography.html, accessed July 24, 2006.

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.


Biography from William A. Karges Fine Art - Santa Monica
Myron Oliver was born in Fulton, Kansas, in 1891, and at the age of two moved to Monterey, California. Oliver's parents owned the local artist supply shop, and young Myron was introduced to many influential figures. Prior to his study at Stanford, Oliver had studied with Lester Boronda and William Merritt Chase. Following Stanford, Oliver traveled to New York for study at the Art Students League.

Shortly after his return to Monterey, Oliver abandoned oil painting to pursue fine frame and furniture making, as well as helping in his family's business. Oliver helped found the Carmel Art Association, and served five terms as president of that organization. Myron Oliver died in Monterey in 1967.


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About  Myron Oliver

Born:  1891 - Fulton, KS.
Died:   1967 - Monterey, California
Known for:  landscape, street scenes