OLIVE PARKER BLACK
American (New York / Massachusetts) 1868-1948
"STREAM THROUGH A SUMMER LANDSCAPE”
Signed l.r. O.P. Black
Housed in the original carved giltwood frame
Museums: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
National Academy of Design 1897/1898, Boston Art Club, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Carnegie Institute, Copley Society, National
Association Women Artists, Vose Galleries-Boston
Olive Parker Black is best known as a landscape painter of the Northeastern United States. Her Hudson River school paintings
also incorporated the influence of her teachers: Barbizon from Hugh Bolton Jones at the Art Students League; free brushwork
and impressionism from William Merritt Chase at the New York National Academy of Design (and probably Shinnecock). She
was considered one of Chase's best students. Usually quite evident in Black's work are atmospheric effects of the season and time of day.
She exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1897 to 1930, and in Boston with the Boston Art Club, and in
Philadelphia at the Art Club of Philadelphia. In 1910, she moved from her native Cambridge, Massachusetts to New York
City, where she exhibited at the National Academy of Design (1897 to 1930). She also exhibited at the Carnegie Institute.
She was a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the National Academy of Design, the New York
Society of Painters, American Artists Professional League and the Copley Society in Boston.
After moving from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to New York City in 1910, Olive Parker Black continued to summer at
South Egremont, Massachusetts, where she painted many of her finest rural landscapes - many with streams weaving
through the grassy pastoral countryside. "Stream Through a Summer Landscape" is an exceptional example, quite similar
to "Winding Stream" we offered last year, and perhaps depicts the same scene from a different viewpoint.
Image Size: 16.25'' x 24.25''
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OLIVE PARKER BLACK, 1868-1948
Birth: 1868 (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Lived/Active: New York
Often Known For: landscape, still life
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, also attending the
School of Art (which became known as Chase's school and was primarily
attended by women).
north to the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Her landscapes fuse the influences of the Hudson River
School with the free brushwork of impressionism. The Barbizon influence of her mentor Hugh Bolton Jones also echoes
strongly in her work. Seasonal effects, as well as the light and time of day are depicted in her pastoral and rural scenes.
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
National Association of Women Artists, the New York Society of painters, American Artists Professional League
and the Copley Society in Boston.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Art Students League of
New York with Hugh Bolton Jones
Summer School with William Merritt Chase
Louise and Alan
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