Olga Olby (1900-1990)
NAME: Les acieries d'lmphy
ENGLISH NAME: Imphy Steelworks
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left and dated 1942
SIZE: 50 cm x 61 cm (20 x 24 inches).
IMAGE is ACTUAL WORK
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OLGA OLBY (1900-1990) a French painter with Russian roots became a Romanian in 1918. She tried to get a visa to move to France, but was denied and moved to Hellereau in Germany and then Berlin to a school of Applied Art. In 1924 she finally got her visa for France and settled in Oyonnax where she married Edouard Beaslay and obtained French nationality.
In 1926, under the name of Olga Beaslay she exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants. In 1930, she had a personal exhibit at the Galerie Bernheim Frères. In 1938, she changed her signature name to Olga Olby to exhibit at the Worms Gallery. She had divorced Edouard and married a doctor and now lived in Sauvigny-les-Bois in Nièvre. In 1973, they settled in Larmor-Baden in Morbihan where she remained until her death in 1990.