Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings, [circa 1890-1912]

Beaux, Cecilia, b. 1855 d. 1942
Painter, Art teacher, Portrait painter
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Collection Summary: Photographs of Beaux and her family, among them William F. Biddle, Rev. Aratus Kent, Ernesta Drinker, Emily Leavitt Biddle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Drinker, Eliza Leavitt; and a glass negative of Beaux's residence, Green Alley; and news clippings about Beaux, including an interview, excerpts from Beaux's lectures; and untitled and undated gallery sheets on Beaux by Anne O'Hagan.

Biographical/Historical Note: Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) was a painter and art instructor from Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Philadelphia in May 1855; died in Sept. 1942. Beaux studied in Europe and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she later taught.

Microfilmed from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts archives in 1985. Additional family and Beaux memorabilia related to Beaux at the PAFA was not microfilmed.

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