Violet Oakley

Violet Oakley

Birth
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Feb 1961 (aged 86)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 163, Lot 14788
Memorial ID 10067778 · View Source
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Artist. One of America's greatest woman muralist in the early 20th century. She became famous for her murals in 1905 in the Pennsylvania state capital. That success led to many commissions and an international reputation as a painter of moral and idealistic subjects. She painted the first delegates of the League of Nations and the United Nations, and published illustrated books in support of world peace, disarmament and human rights. Her final resting place is covered by a small marble slab which states "Death cannot kill what never dies," an excerpt from a quote from William Penn's "Fruits of Solitude."

Bio by: jim parris


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  • Originally Created by: jim parris
  • Added: 11 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10067778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Violet Oakley (10 Jun 1874–25 Feb 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10067778, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .