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Myron Oliver (1891-1967)

 

Myron Oliver was born in Fulton, Kansas, in 1891 and moved with his family to Monterey, California at the age of 2.  Oliverís parents owned and managed the Oliverís Art Supply store in Monterey, and young Myron was exposed to the patrons of that store at an early age.  Oliver had studied with Lester Boronda and William Merritt Chase prior to attending Stanford, and would later study in New York at the Art Studentís League.

 

Upon his return to Monterey from New York, Oliver stayed extremely busy in the local arts through his involvement with his parentís store and helping found the Carmel Art Association, but heíd given up on oil painting in favor of frame and furniture making.  A five-term President of the Carmel Art Association, Oliver employed at some times some of his most famous customers at his parentís store, among them August Gay.  Myron Oliver died in Monterey in 1967.



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