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Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings, circa 1890-1912

Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942

Art teacher, Painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, partial microfilm reel

Summary: The microfilmed Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings contain 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, and Eliza Leavitt; 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 in Philadelphia, New York, and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Born in Philadelphia, Beaux studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she later taught. She also studied under William Sartain and at the Académie Julian in Paris.


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.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968; the Dorothea Gilder papers regarding Cecilia Beaux, 1897-1920; and the microfilmed Henry Drinker research material on Cecilia Beaux, circa 1880-1920.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3658 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings, circa 1890-1912. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.