Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance
The catalog to the most ambitious exhibition of the work of (1874–1961) to date, A Grand Vision highlighted Oakley’s spirit of civic humanism and her prolific accomplishments as a muralist, portraitist, stained glass designer, and illustrator. At a time before women had the right to vote, she achieved international fame for her prestigious government commissions for the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
The exhibition documented Oakley’s extensive contributions to Philadelphia institutions and to the American Renaissance revival, following her career through the twentieth century. She fashioned herself as an artist, diplomat, promoting world peace as she created portraits of the delegates to the League of Nations and United Nations.
- Author: Patricia Likos Ricci
- Publisher: Woodmere Art Museum 2014
- ISBN: 9781888008036