Olive Parker Black, American, b. July 22, 1868, Cambridge, MA d. July 1, 1948, S. Egremont, MA.
An accomplished landscape painter, Olive Parker 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. Olive Parker Black combined the impressionism learned from
William Merritt Chase with the subtle harmonious tones and textures from her Barbizon school influence from Jones.
Olive Parker Black lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts through 1910 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,
the American Artists Professional League and the Copley Society in Boston.
Signed Olive P. Black lower right.
Oil on canvas. 14" x 20".