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Susan Oakley

 (1887 - 1985)
Susan Oakley was active/lived in California, Iowa.  Susan Oakley is known for Still life, Landscape and Portrait Painting.

Biography   Susan Oakley

Born in Florenceville, IA on Oct. 22, 1887.  Oakley was educated in Los Angeles at St Mary's Academy.  It was there that she studied painting under a French nun.  The artist's family would not allow her to become a professional artist and as a result she eventually lost her mind.  Her last paintings, which include still lifes, landscapes and portraits, are dated 1911.  She died in Tustin, CA on Jan. 26, 1985.  

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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