June 2, 2011
Until June 26 2011 visitors to the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia can enjoy witnessing an extremely rare and interesting art exhibition.
Titled “Violet Oakley and the Women Artists of Paris”, the exhibition features the works created by some of finest female mural artists America has ever seen.
In the late 1800s, a young Violet Oakley enrolled at the Arts Student League in New York City.
12 months later the highly talented youngster moved to Paris where she became involved in the same circle as some of the most influential artists in Paris at the time and was influenced by the revolutionary artistic movement during that particular epoch – Impressionism.
The exhibition is dedicated to Violet Oakley’s work during the Impressionist movement and also includes works by some of the influential artists Oakley encountered during her time in Paris, such as Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt.