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Artist
Augusta Denk Oelschig
Title
Untitled
Date
c. 1953
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas: 28 13/16 × 41 1/2 inches (73.2 × 105.4 cm)Framed: 31 13/16 × 44 11/16 × 2 inches (80.8 × 113.5 × 5.1 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ellen and John P. Imlay, Jr.
Accession Number
2016.1
Born in Savannah to owners of a retail florist shop and nursery, Augusta Oelschig was artistically inclined from an early age. After earning her BFA from the University of Georgia in 1939, Oelschig returned to Savannah and began earning acclaim for works depicting contemporary African American life in her hometown. From the late 1940s through the 1960s Oelschig grew increasingly passionate about social issues and, in addition to painting local scenes, began to explore sensitive social and political topics including racial injustice and nuclear warfare.