Violet Oakley, The Search for Light

Violet Oakley: The Search for Light (1910-1911) Oil on canvas
Title
The Search for Light
Date
1910-1911
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of the South Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1963
Dimensions
29 x 29 1/8 in.

Above Man and Science were three small octagonal panels celebrating the genius of American invention. For Oakley, modern science held out the hope of relieving mankind’s suffering and ending global turmoil. In The Search for Light, Thomas Edison experiments with electricity.

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