Memorial portrait of Henry Howard Houston Woodward by Violet Oakley. "He left university early to join the American Ambulance Field Service in France; after participating in several "hellish" battles he tired of the AA and joined the Franco-American Aviation School, trained as a pilot, and joined the Lafayette Escadrille. He flew Nieuport scouts over the German lines for a few months. On April 1, 1918, Woodward was posted "missing in action;" his crash site and grave was located after the war.
Study for Mural - "Washington at the Constitutional Convention" by Violet Oakley. (1902) One of a series (THE CREATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE UNION) of large murals for the walls of the Governor's Reception Room in the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Violet Oakley 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. S