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Violet Oakley : an artist's life

Author: Bailey Van Hook
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first full-length biography of the only major female artist of the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. It traces her career in mural painting but also in illustration, stained glass, and portraits, as well as extensive publications. Oakley was a role model for many younger female artists but also notable is her later career in promoting international peace in the face of two world wars and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van Hook, Bailey, 1953-
Violet Oakley.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015043762
Named Person: Violet Oakley; Violet Oakley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bailey Van Hook
ISBN: 9781611495867 1611495865
OCLC Number: 928889695
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Author's Note; Preface: London, 1912; Ch01. A Goodly Heritage, 1874-1894; Ch02. The Magic Door, 1894-1897; Ch03. 1523 Chestnut Street, 1897-1902; Ch04. The Romance of the Red Rose, 1902-1905; Ch05. Controversy and Triumph, 1905-1906; Ch06. Building the House of Wisdom, 1906-1910; Ch07. Endings and Beginnings, 1911-1912; Photospread; Ch08. The Painter and the Architect, 1912-1915; Ch09. The Creation and Preservation of the Union, 1915-1917; Ch10. The Holy Experiment, 1917-1923; Ch11. The Opening of the Book of the Law, 1923-1927. Ch12. Geneva and Florence, 1927-1929Ch13. The Geneva Drawings, 1929-1937; Ch14. The Pilgrimage of a Painter, 1937-1961; Appendix 1. Violet Oakley's Illustrations, 1896-1908; Appendix 2. Violet Oakley's Murals in the Pennsylvania State Capitol; Appendix 3. List of Violet Oakley's World War II Altarpieces; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Bailey Van Hook.

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This is the first full-length biography of the only major female artist of the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. It traces her career in mural painting but also in illustration, stained glass, and portraits, as well as extensive publications. Oakley was a role model for many younger female artists but also notable is her later career in promoting international peace in the face of two world wars and the resulting Cold War.

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