[Photo of EAO at 3311 Walnut.]
Ellis A. Oliver at
3311 Walnut Street

Ellis Augustus Oliver (1872-1937)
Philadelphia Artist

By Richard Oliver, OSB, MA

Bibliography, Sources of Information
and Web Resources

Part One * Part Two


Bibliography and Web Resources

American Art Annual 18 (1921) 520.
The Art Institute of Chicago.
Mary Cassatt, American, 1844-1926.Selected Works
Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman. 13 October 1998 - 10 January 1999. Illustrated Catalog by Judith A. Barter, with Erica F. Hirshler, George T. M. Shackleford, Kevin Sharp, and Andrew J. Walker (New York: Abrams, 1998).
ArtCyclopedia: the fine art search engine.
"Golden Age of Illustrators"
AskArt. "The Artist's Bluebook."™
Ellis A Oliver (1872-1937); William A. Hofstetter (1884-1971);
Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870.
"I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls," from his The Bohemian Girl: Opera in three acts. Words by Alfred Bunn, 1796?-1860, (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1882) 101-104. Arline's reverie (.mid, 6K) was revived by Enya in her Shepherd Moons album, and Enya's arrangement and performance of "Marble Halls" (Reprise/Warner UK) graced the soundtrack of Scorsese's Age of Innocence (Columbia, 1993).
Balfe was included among those composers represented on Edison's cylinder recordings. Edison Amberol Cylinder recording #89 is "Marble Halls," sung by Edith Chapman. Released in 1909, it could possibly have been purchased by either Kathryn or Ellis Oliver.  James Joyce references the aria in both Finnegan's Wake and Dubliners (1914).
Words with mandolin tablature and midi.
Baker, Mary Hofstetter.
"Ol's finest works were portraits." Personal visit in Philadelphia, PA, 11 May 1998. Portrait of my father as a child.
Brandywine Conservancy. Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA.
Collins, Joy, Head of Information Services, Drexel University.
Letter to author, 16 February 1993.
Davidson, Abraham.
"Howard Pyle." Grolier, 1993. With bibliography and links to other resources.
Davis, Paul Preston (West Chester, PA).
Telephone conversation, 17 May 1998. Mr. Davis is a collector of Howard Pyle's work and a knowledgeable and generous mentor to those who honor Pyle's achievement and influence.
Elzea, Rowland and Elizabeth H. Hawkes, gen. eds.
A Small School of Art: The Students of Howard Pyle. Wilmington, DE: Delaware Art Museum, 1980.
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed.
The Annual Exhibition Record of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 3 vols. (Madison, CT: Sound View Press), vol. I, 1988, vols. II and III, 1989. [index to works in the Annual Exhibitions from 1807 to 1968 with essays on the history of the exhibitions.]
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed.
Who Was Who in American Art. Sound View, 1985.
The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Art Department. Reference Desk. "Artist File" and "Art Club of Philadelphia Files." Personal visit, 8 July 1993.
Ketterlinus News (Philadelphia, Penn.)
No. 1-7 (July 1918 - January 1919), illus.
Michaelis, David.
N.C. Wyeth: A Biography (Knopf, 1998).
Michener Museum, James A., Doylestown, PA.
The Lenfest Exhibition of Pennsylvanian Impressionism, Putman/Smith Gallery.
Nestlé® acquired Carnation® fifty years after Grandfather died.
Oliver, Ellis A.
20 Images of Paintings and Drawings at Deverant House. Photographed on site by Richard Oliver OSB, June 2005.
Oliver, Richard OSB.
"Today's Google*: Ellis Augustus Oliver (1872-1937)." *Excerpt from www.richoliver.us/eao/ in PSC Portfolio (September 2007) 3.
"The Scumblers and Their Shack in Bucks County, PA." Website, 2004.
"20 Images of Paintings and Drawings at Deverant House: Buildings, Portraits, and Waterscapes, " 2005.
Oliver H. Bair (funeral directors).
"Ellis A. Oliver, 19 June 1937 (13990)." Archival records deposited at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Personal consultation by the author, 13 May 1998.
Historic Illustrators.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (founded 1805).
Archives. Personal visit by the author with Kathy Stover, archivist, 13 January 1981.
"Impressionists at PAFA: from Beaux to Benson" and
"John Twachtman: An American Impressionist" (16 October 1999 - 2 January 2000).
Two-Hundredth Anniversary.
Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Changing Seasons: Three Centuries of Bucks County Impressionism.
PSC logoPhiladelphia Sketch Club.
"77. Ellis Augustus Oliver, Portrait of Mary Kennedy, Oil on canvas, 20" x 16", Daniel Deverant." Sesquicentennial Preview Party & Exhibition, Saturday, November 7, 2009, p. 9.
"Our records show that Ellis Augustus Oliver was a member from 1916-1922." E-mail message, "Philadelphia Sketch Club," from Donna Ostroff, Member of the Archive Committee, 18 February 2004.
Saunders, Drew C.
William A. Hofstetter (1883-1970): Master of Sunlight and Shadow. (Wayne, PA: Newman and Saunders Galleries, n.d.) The original pamphlet, based on conversations with Mary Baker and Elizabeth Hofstetter, was hypertexted and expanded by Richard Oliver OSB.
Serebella Real Information. Articles and Websites.
"Historic Illustrators."
Skaler, Robert Morris.
West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street.  Arcadia Publishing, 2002. West Philadelphia's growth accelerated northward into Belmont and Parkside-Girard after the 1876 Centennial Exposition and westward into Cedar Park, Spruce Hill, and Walnut Hill in the 1890s with the introduction of electric trolley lines.
Tufts, Eleanor.
"Mary Cassatt," Grolier Electronic Publishing, 1993.
World Wide Arts Resources, the comprehensive arts registry on the WWW.


Ellis Augustus Oliver
Three Pastels * Thirteen Watercolors * JavaScript Slide Show


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