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Peggy Bacon papers, 1893-1973, bulk 1900-1936

Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987

Painter, Author, Printmaker, Illustrator, Poet

The papers of Peggy Bacon were digitized in 2006 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 6,623 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 4 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of printmaker, illustrator, caricaturist, and writer Peggy Bacon measure 3.6 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1973, with the bulk of materials dating from 1900 to 1936. Much of the collection consists of family correspondence, although writings, photographs, artwork, and personal business records from Bacon's late career are also found.

Biographical/Historical Note

Peggy Bacon was born in 1895 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and grew up an only child after the death of two younger brothers in infancy. Her parents, Charles Roswell Bacon and Elizabeth Chase Bacon, had met at the Art Students League, where her father had studied with Robert Henri. Her father pursued a career in painting and writing until his suicide in 1913, and her mother painted miniatures.

Provenance

The collection was donated by Peggy Bacon in 1973 and Kraushaar Galleries in 2008.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.