Olendorf Study of Harvard Building

Study of Harvard Greek revival building by Bill Olendorf (1924-1996) is a great example for how an artist conceives of an idea in one medium and then builds on it in another. Most noticeably, the shift in point of view increases the dynamic presence of the building, and the inclusion of people shows an artist with an expanding command of subject matter. The oil painting is dated 1946, which we believe to be the year Olendorf graduated from Harvard.

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