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Street by Old San Miguel Church in Santa Fe (The Oldest Street in Santa Fe)

Street by Old San Miguel Church in Santa Fe (The Oldest Street in Santa Fe)

Artist: Olive Rush (1873 Fairmount, Indiana - 1966 Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Department: Art
Date: 1923-24
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Alfred Morris
Object number: PC1995.39.1
DescriptionView looking down a street in Santa Fe with a figure dressed in all black standing in the shadow of San Miguel Church across from a telephone pole and row of buildings.
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Olive Rush
1873 Fairmount, Indiana – 1966 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Calle junto a la antigua iglesia de San Miguel de Santa Fe (la calle más antigua de Santa Fe)
1923-24
óleo sobre lienzo
obsequio de Alfred Morris
PC1995.39.1

Street by Old San Miguel Church in Santa Fe muestra la esencia de Santa Fe como una ciudad anclada en la historia y en la cultura. La iglesia de San Miguel se alza sobre una pequeña figura ataviada con capa, pero la escena también ilustra el progreso de la tecnología marcado por los postes de electricidad al otro lado de la calle. Olive Rush fue una figura destacada de la escena artística de Santa Fe durante principios del siglo XX. Trabajó como pintora e ilustradora además de muralista para la Works Progress Administration (WPA) y realizó frescos por todo Nuevo México. El hogar de Rush en Canyon Road se convirtió en la casa de reuniones de los cuáqueros.

Olive Rush
1873 Fairmount, Indiana – 1966 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Street by Old San Miguel Church in Santa Fe (The Oldest Street in Santa Fe)
1923-24
oil on canvas
gift of Alfred Morris
PC1995.39.1

Street by Old San Miguel Church in Santa Fe shows the essence of Santa Fe as a town steeped in history and culture. San Miguel Church looms over a small robed figure, while the scene also depicts the progress of technology marked by the power lines along the other side of the road. Olive Rush was a prominent figure in the Santa Fe art scene during the early twentieth century. She worked as a painter and illustrator as well as a muralist for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), completing frescoes around New Mexico. Rush’s home on Canyon Road became the Quaker Meeting House.