12” x 16” Oil on linen panel.
Olmsted associated park: Audubon Park, New Orleans, LA.
Frederick Law Olmsted knew the creation and preservation of national and urban parks had a profound effect on human well-being. Audubon Park is part of the Olmsted legacy, enriching the lives of New Orleanians for 151 years.
Painted here, the Gumbel Memorial Fountain, graces the north entrance into Audubon Park across from Loyola and Tulane Universities and the St Charles Street Car Line. This scene illustrates how Olmsted's vision was to situate public green spaces into hard urban landscapes, giving citizens a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.