Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Augusta Corson Metcalfe: Oklahoma Artist

At the suggestion of Elaine Warner (Thanks, Elaine), I have added Augusta Corson Metcalfe to my website under Notable Women: Pioneers.
Augusta Corson Metcalfe (1881-1971) came to Oklahoma Territory with her family in 1893, settling on the newly-opened Cheyenne-Arapaho lands. She continued to work the land for 78 years, often alone, but she always took time to draw and paint the scenes around her. Her paintings offer an extensive picture of Oklahoma country life in the early days of statehood. She was almost 70 when nationwide public acclaim came to her work. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1968 and into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1983.

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