American (NY/MA) 1868-1948





 Oil on Canvas

Signed l.r. Olive P. Black; Titled Verso

Museums: Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Books: 21

Selected Exhibitions:

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

 Image Size: 14” x 20”






For an additional painting by Olive Parker Black, please click below:



"Stream Through a Summer Landscape"

Oil on Canvas

Signed l.r. O.P. Black

Housed in the original elaborately carved giltwood frame

Image Size: 16.25'' x 24.25''

(Note: image of the same setting from a more distant vantage point as Winding Stream.)





 Birth: 1868 (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Death: 1948

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

Shinnecock Summer School of Art (which became known as Chase's school and was primarily attended by women).

Black became best known for painting landscapes of the eastern United States, from Maryland to West Virginia and

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 Institute.

Black lived in New York City, then in Cambridge, and retained a summer home in South Egremont. 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.



Oklahoma City Museum of Art


National Academy of Design 1897 / 1898
Society of American Artists
Boston Art Club
Art Club of Philadelphia
Carnegie Institute

American Artists Professional League
Copley Society
National Association Women Artists
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Vose Galleries-Boston


National Association of Women Artist in America
Copley Society
National Academy of Design

American Artists Professional League
Boston Art Club



Art Students League of New York with Hugh Bolton Jones
National Academy of Design with William Merritt Chase and Edwin Blashfield

 Shinnecock Summer School with William Merritt Chase


Louise and Alan Sellars Collection
Sellars Collection

Books (21):

Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson, The Artists Bluebook 2005   

Davenport, Ray, Davenport's Art Reference

Vose Galleries of Boston, Vose Art Notes: A Guide for Collectors, Volume XI

Jarzombek, Nancy Allyn, Boston Art Club:  Guide for Collectors

Falk, Peter Hastings, Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975

Sternberg, Paul E, Art by American Women: Collection Louise and Alan Sellars

Falk, Peter Hastings, Annual Exhibition Record, National Academy of Design1901-1950

Sternberg, Paul E, Centennial Exhibition 1889-1989: Members National Association Women Artists

Schwarz-Philadelphia, American and European Paintings 

Falk, Peter Hastings Annual Exhibition Record, 1876-1913, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Falk, Peter Hastings, Dictionary of Signatures & Monogram 

Opitz, Glenn B, Mantle Fielding's Dictionary- American Painters, Sculptors, Engravers

Falk, Peter Hastings, Who Was Who in American Art, Artists Active 1898-1947

Petteys, Chris, Dictionary of Women Artists, International Dictionary of Women

Opitz, Glenn Dictionary of American Artists 

Naylor, Maria, Exhibition Record 1861-1900, National Academy of Design

Collins, Jim L, Women Artists in America: Eighteenth Century to Present

Cohen, Mildred, Tonalism: An American Interpretation of Landscape 

Mallett, Daniel, Trowbridge Index of Artists International Biographical

E. Benezit Dictionnaire


For related paintings, please click below:


Hugh Bolton Jones

Hugh Bolton Jones

Olive Parker Black


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