Violet Oakley, Study for Albert Spalding

Violet Oakley: Study for Albert Spalding (Undated) Oil on canvas
Title
Study for Albert Spalding
Date
Undated
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2012
Dimensions
21 ½" x 18"

A leading figure in American art throughout her lifetime, Violet Oakley (1874 -1961) was a painter, muralist, illustrator, portraitist, architectural and industrial designer, writer, civic leader, and advocate for world peace.

This gestural portrait of Oakley’s friend, renowned violinist Albert Spalding, is actually a preparatory sketch for a larger, more finished portrait in Woodmere’s collection.

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