Olive Rush - Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony

This engaging biography brings light to the life, art and extraordinary contribution of Olive Rush (1873-1966), artist, illustrator, muralist, Native American art educator, and social reformer.  Rush was born in Indiana to Quaker parents and left home at age sixteen to attend college, and later, art school.  At the age of forty-seven, after a successful career as an illustrator and artist and traveling the world, Rush 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 modernist.