Sculptor and teacher, born into a woodworking environment in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Studied in the provinces and at City and Guilds of London Art School, 1903–8 and 1910. He later taught in several London schools. Showed at RA, RSA and in the provinces. Was elected a fellow of RBS in 1938, from which he retired in 1952. Tate Gallery holds his pearwood sculpture Mamua. Oakley lived for some years in the famous Mall Studios, Hampstead, but left in 1941 to become a monk, and most of his later work is for churches. Finally lived in Newbury, Berkshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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