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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 Item partial microfilm reel

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.

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.