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Olivia Parker | American, 1941 -

Olivia Parker graduated from Wellesely College with a degree in Art History. She began her career as a painter, but in 1970 became involved in photography. Mostly self-taught in photography, Parker makes beautiful constructions of objects to be photographed using formats ranging from 35mm to Polaroid. Her work is represented in major private, corporate, and museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Three monographs of her work have been published: Signs of Life (Godine, 1978), Under the Looking Glass (New York Graphic Society, 1983), and Weighing the Planets (New York Graphic Society, 1987).