Lot 2: Olive Rush, (American; 1873 - 1966), Mother and Child, Watercolor, 25 1/2" x 21"Platinum House
January 24, 2013
Indianapolis, IN, USALive Auction
(American; 1873 - 1966)
Mother and Child
c. 1920. Signed. Original frame.
In 1918, Rush leased a studio for two years in Indianapolis. Described as doing portraits that "had a delicate, flowerlike handling and a spiritual quality", she was much sought after to fill commissions, child portraiture. She also painted murals including fairy-tales and nursery-rhymes for the public schools. In addition to her own painting, she began designing bookplates with the encouragement of her brother, who was Director of the Public Library of Indianapolis.
25 1/2" x 21"
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