Art larger than life. Murals, mostly historical in theme. American. Violet Oakley, artist (1874-1961). First American woman to receive a public mural commission. Did a set of murals for the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, two of which are included here.

Mural in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. ca. 1902.
Mural in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. ca. 1902. Image © 2019 Library of the Senate of Pennsylvania. Fair use license. via https://www.library.pasen.gov/Exhibitions/Spirit-Substance-100-Years-of-Violet-Oakley-Capitol-Muralist.cfm
"Unity." Mural located in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. ca. 1902.
“Unity.” Mural located in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. ca. 1902. Image © 2019, WITF. Fair use license. via https://www.witf.org/arts-culture/2016/03/violet-oakley-art-and-legacy.php
"Youth and the Arts." Lunette, part of the "Building the House of Wisdom" set of murals commissioned by Charlton Yarnall for his mansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1911.
“Youth and the Arts.” Lunette, part of the “Building the House of Wisdom” set of murals commissioned by Charlton Yarnall for his mansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1911. Image © 2019 Woodmere Art Museum. Fair use license. via https://woodmereartmuseum.org/explore-online/collection/youth-and-the-arts
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