Olive Fell

1896 - 1980
Printmaker, Painter, Sculptor
Origin: United States
Born: June 1, 1896, Big Timber Creek, Montana
Died: February 3, 1980, Cody, Wyoming

Olive Fell grew up in Wyoming, and after studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York, she returned to her home state. She settled on the Four Bear Ranch near Cody and lived there for the rest of her life. In the 1930s, Fell developed her popular "Little Bear Cubs" design on cards and novelties, which sold to tourists in the national parks and resorts. During the 1940s and 50s, she continued to create postcards and posters for Yellowstone National Park. In 1935, the artist began painting Native American children with oils and later acrylics. She also sculpted wildlife in wood, rock, and stone.

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Winter Trail
n.d., Etching on Paper
Olive Fell
United States, 1896 - 1980