Olive Pemberton: A Retrospective Exhibition

July 23 - September 3, 2021


The retrospective exhibition of Olive Pemberton's work will encompass a time period of more than 40 years. The majority of the artworks included will be two-dimensional, with oil on canvas, casein on panel, and watercolor on paper works and photographic portrait of the artist. Several ceramic sculptures by the artist will be included. The exhibition could consist of as many as 40 paintings, but should include a minimum of 25 paintings to provide an adequate career survey. The exhibition will require 60 to 75 linear feet.

This exhibition will recognize the accomplishments of Olive Pemberton in a retrospective survey of her career work. Pemberton studied and exhibited with artists of the Fort Worth Circle. Her work ranges stylistically from realism to abstraction. Her admiration for artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Amadeo Modigliani can be seen in some paintings as she explores adaptations of technique, color and composition. Some of her signature works are highly abstract, with vertical veiled panels of color setting off simple abstracted figures and trees in the landscape. She most often painted with oil and casein, but also enjoyed sculpting with clay. The exhibition will be primarily drawn from the Pemberton family collection, but other works from private collections will be included, such as Morris Matson, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Froeschke, Ken Jackson, Greg Dow and others..


Olive Pemberton, Self Portrait, 1966, Pemberton, Collection