Art of the American West

Merle Olson

American, 1910-1999


Merle Olson, American Listed Artist, grew up in Woodruff, Arizona,an area surrounded by Apache and Navajo Indians. Known for western landscapes and Native American paintings.

Dale A. Burk stated in his book New Interpretation, I find joy in the freshness and quiet beauty of nature that Merle Olson captures in her artwork. Her exquisite paintings are a philosophical expression of that truth, or reality she pursues.