(1891 - 1967)
Myron Angelo Oliver was active/lived in California, Kansas. Myron Oliver is known for landscape, street scenes.
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,
Source: 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.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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