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Olive Rush : finding her place in the Santa Fe art colony / Jann Haynes Gilmore.

Gilmore, Janice Haynes [Browse]
Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016.
292 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Summary note:
Oliva Rush (1873-1966, artist, illustrator, muralist, Native American art educator, and social reformer was born in Indiana to Quaker parents and left home at age sixteen to attend college and art school. At the age of forty-seven, after a successful career as an illustrator and artist and travelling the world, she settled in Santa Fe where she bought an old adobe farmhouse on Canyon Road. There she painted, showed her work, and hosted many visitors from near and far. Rush's painting style over the years evolved from realistic to abstract and by the end of her career she was a modernish. She helped create a technique for "true" fresco painting an dwas hired as a WPA muralist, emparking on a period of public art projects.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-284) and index.
Quaker upbringing and early art education -- Howard Pyle and travels abroad -- Europe, American Southwest, and city studios -- Home and studio in the Santa Fe Art Colony -- Breakthrough years in Chicago and New Mexico decorative arts -- Great depression, patronage, and American Indian art -- New Deal and public and private mural commissions -- World War II, modern art, and enduring friendships -- Dean of Santa Fe women artists -- Final years in Santa Fe.
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