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About Violet Oakley
The renowned American artist Violet Oakley was known for her magnificent illustrations and in-depth attention to detail in her artworks. She became the first American woman to receive a public mural commission and continued to create amazing art pieces until she died in 1961.
The artist was born to Arthur Edmund Oakley and Cornelia Swain. She later graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Drexel University. Oakley then went on to The Art Students League of New York, where she graduated and set out to make her name as an artist.
Career and Notable Murals
Oakley rented a studio space in 1523 and painted various murals of government officials in Pennsylvania. Some of her notable murals include the “Senate” mural and “Supreme Court” mural; both of which are located at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Between 1945 and 1949, she worked on the “Great Women of the Bible” murals at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown.
In the late 1920s, she completed the “Life of Moses” mural located at the Sanctuary of the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia.
The artist was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1996.
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F.A.Q. about Violet Oakley
When is her birthday?
Violet Oakley's birthday is on June 10, 1874.
In how many days is her birthday?
Violet's birthday is in 193 days
How old was Violet when she died?
She was 86 years old.
When did she die?
She died in February 25, 1961.
How old would she be today?
Violet Oakley would be 149 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Violet from?
She was born in Bergen Heights, New Jersey, U.S..