Farm by a Stream, oil on canvas, 20" x 30", signed lower right

An elegant and refined landscape by an accomplished woman artist. Olive Parker Black spent summers in the Berkshires where she painted many of the pastoral landscapes for which she became noted. She studied at the National Academy of Design, at the Art Students League, with Hugh Bolton Jones, and at Shinnecock with William Merritt Chase. She exhibited at the National Academy from 1897 to 1930, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Club, the Carnegie Institute and the Philadelphia Art Association. Black lived in New York City, then in Cambridge, and kept her summer home in South Egremont.

Olive Parker Black (1868 - 1948)