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Abby Oakes

 (1823 - c. 1898)
Abby (Abigail) Tyler Oakes was active/lived in New York, California, Massachusetts.  Abby Oakes is known for landscape painting.

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Abby Tyler Oakes (1823-c. 1898)

Born in New York state, Abby Oakes shares with Mary Park Seavy Benton the attribution of being California's first professional woman artist.  According to her birth certificate, she was born in 1823 in Charleston, Massachusetts.  She was raised in that town.  At age 19 in 1845, married William Harrison Oakes who was from Boston and was a music engraver and printer of newspapers.  The couple had two sons, one who died in infancy in 1847.  In 1856, she left Boston and joined her husband in San Francisco, where he was working for the San Francisco Bulletin.  She was active for several years in the Bay Area as an artist, including exhibiting at the Mechanics In   ...  Displaying 750 of 2027 characters.

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