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Portrait study of Frank Buchman seated outdoors against a background of mountains, at the 1949 World Assembly for Moral Re-Armament, Caux, Switzerland

Pastel on paper
Credit Line
Gift of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2015
11 5/8 x 8 1/4

Description & Inscriptions

[bottom right in graphite]: [illegible erasure]; [verso in graphite]: Frank N. D. Buchman
Born Franklin Nathaniel Daniel Buchman, Dr. Buchman (1878-1961) was a Christian evangelist and founder of the Oxford Group, which by 1938 was known as the Moral Re-Armament. Buchman first met Oakley in 1928 when Queen Sophia of Greece brought him to the artist’s studio in Florence, Italy. Nearly thirty years later at Buchman’s request, Oakley presented a study for a mural planned for the MRA headquarters at Mackinac Island, Michigan. The project was never completed.


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