Oakes, Edward Everett

Country

City

Boston MA

Era

e. 1917

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Description

Specialties

1891: Born in Boston

1909: Apprenticed to Frank Gardner Hale.

1915: Joined Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston (one of the longest memberships)

1917: Master, Society of Arts & Crafts

1918: Established his own Studio

1923: Medalist, Society of Arts and Crafts

1928: Metropolitan Museum of Art acquisition: Tassel Necklace

1960: Edward Everett Oakes Died

  • Son, Gilbert Oakes carried on working in the Arts & Crafts Style.
  • Gilbert’s daughter & son-in-law John R. and Susan O. Peabody continued to run the Oakes Studio.

Exhibitions:

  • 1918: Art Institute, Chicago
  • 1921: Society of Arts & Crafts, Detroit

 

Style:

  • Serrated Leaf Motifs
  • Organic forms
  • Flower Blossoms
  • Wirework
  • All elements were handwrought – no casting.
  • Elaborate settings for semi-precious gems.

Maker’s Mark with Acorn is for Gilbert Oaks, son of Edward, Leaf with 2 Acorns for the Peabody’s.