American Illustrator and Designer
1874 – 1961 A.D.
Violet Oakley, an American illustrator and designer, born in New York City. She is best known for her mural paintings, which include the series of thirteen panels on the Founding of the State of Spiritual Liberty in the State Capitol at Harrisburg, Pa,; and her decorations for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and the Church of All Souls and All Angels, New York City.
Miss Oakley was awarded gold medals at the St. Louis Exposition (1904) and at the Pennsylvania Academy (1905, and in 1915 she received a medal of honor at the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.