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Re: Olive Holbert Chaffee
Posted by: Kathy Cote (ID *****7773) Date: March 11, 2007 at 17:10:12
In Reply to: Olive Holbert Chaffee by Frank Carvell of 1204

Untitled landscape at dusk with a tree. Oil on canvas, signed "Olive H. Chaffee" on the lower right corner, where the first name was probably added later. Thick canvas laid on wood frame with some blue paint over it. Image measures approx. 14" x 17"; framed overall approx. 20" x 23". The "Painter of Trees", Olive Holbert Chaffee, was born on January 9, 1886 in Woodville, Kentucky. She began her formal training in art with private lessons while still in high school. Later she studied with Chauncey Ryder and George Conroy in New York. Chaffee attended the Corcoran Art Gallery School and was later influenced by W. Humphrey Woolrych in St. Louis and W.A. Pratt in Denver. Her Landscape paintings were mostly of Missouri though many reflect her trips about the country. One painting, titled "Missouri Vetch Field", hung in the Oval Office during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. The artist's exhibitions include the Women's National Exposition in St. Louis (1926) -first landscape prize; National Arts Club; the Southern States Art League; Wacha Galleries, St. Louis; Gramercy Park Art Club Galleries, New York; Noonan-Kocian Galleries; St. Louis and Barn Gallery, St. Louis. (Credits: "An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West" by Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick) Found this online at artnet


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