(1881 - 1953)
Thornton Oakley was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Thornton Oakley is known for Genre-structure and industry theme painting, illustration.
Biography Thornton Oakley
Illustrator and muralist Thornton Oakley was born in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a
degree in architecture. Then he studied with Howard Pyle, founder
of the Brandywine School. While at the school, Oakley was
responsible for the school's supply store, sales, inventory, and
collecting students' monthly accounts.
Oakley illustrated numerous books and magazines, including Harper's, Century Magazine, Collier's Weekly, and Everybody's Magazine.
Known for paintings of industrial America, his work is found in the
collections of numerous institutions including the Philadelphia Museum
of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historical Society of