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Cecilia Beaux

American Figure Painter

by Sylvia Yount

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  • 5 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Individual artists,
  • Painting & paintings,
  • Art,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Criticism,
  • Art / General,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General,
  • 1855-1942,
  • Beaux, Cecilia,,
  • Biography,
  • Exhibitions,
  • Portraits,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages195
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7712441M
    ISBN 100520253183
    ISBN 109780520253186

    Cecilia Beaux (May 1, – September 7, ) was an American society portraitist, in the manner of John Singer Sargent. She was a near-contemporary of American artist Mary Cassatt and also received her training in Philadelphia and France. Her sympathetic renderings of the American ruling class made her one of the most successful portrait painters of her era. Internet Archive BookReader Background with figures: autobiography of Cecilia Beaux. Internet Archive. Internet Archive. Settings About This Book Copy and paste one of these options to share this book elsewhere. Link to this page view Link to the book Embed a mini Book Reader.

    Cecilia Beaux is one of most accomplished and widely regarded artists to work on Cape Ann at the turn of the 19th century. A native of Philadelphia, she trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the Academie Julian in Paris; from to she taught at the Pennsylvania Academy, the first women to do so. Most of the information for the blogs featuring Cecilia Beaux came from two books: Background with Figures, the autobiography of Cecilia Beaux. Family Portrait by Catherine Drinker Bowen. and the e-book: Out of the Background: Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture by Tara Leigh Tappert.. Extracts from letters to and from Cecilia Beaux came from The Beaux Papers held at .

    Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter. May 12 - September 9, Organized and presented by The High Museum of Art, "Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter" is the most comprehensive critical examination of the internationally acclaimed figure painter's work in more than 30 years. The exhibition, which opens in Atlanta on , illuminates Cecilia Beaux's work by . Cecilia Beaux[1] Chapter 4: Art Training, - Cecilia Beaux continued her art training at the school of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts when it reopened in [2] The Academy had suspended its classes in , the year Cecilia took her first art lessons with Catharine Ann Drinker.


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Cecilia Beaux by Sylvia Yount Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cecilia Beaux: American Figure Painter is the most comprehensive appraisal of Beaux’s talent in more than three decades. This handsomely illustrated book presents a range of the artist’s strongest work and offers a fresh understanding of her career by examining critical questions of gender, class, and the importance of place/5(9).

Cecilia Beaux began as a commercial artist, making exacting sketches of fossils for a United States Geological Survey project and painting portraits on porcelain.

Like many ambitious nineteenth-century artists, she honed her skills in Paris. Her diaries reveal that she struggled under the pressure of the Académie Julian, but Beaux never lost Born: “Miss Beaux is not only the greatest woman painter, but the best that has ever lived.” ―William Merritt Chase, Author Alice A.

Carter expertly traces Cecilia Beaux’s fascinating and unconventional life, from her privileged Philadelphia childhood to her successful penetration into the male-dominated inner circle of the art world of Paris, Philadelphia, and New York.

Background with figures;: Autobiography of Cecilia Beaux [Beaux, Cecilia] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Background with figures;: Autobiography of Cecilia BeauxAuthor: Cecilia Beaux. Born to Cecilia Kent Leavitt and Jean-Adolphe Beaux, the artist’s early life was shaped by her mother's death, just 12 days after her birth.

Beaux’s father returned to France, leaving Beaux and her older sister, Aimée, to be raised by relatives. Beaux’s early interest in art was encouraged at home and school. Miss Beaux is not only the greatest woman painter, but the best that has ever lived.

William Merritt Chase, Author Alice A. Carter expertly traces Cecilia Beauxs fascinating and unconventional life, from her privileged Philadelphia childhood to her successful penetration into the male-dominated inner circle of the art world of Paris, Philadelphia, and New York/5.

Cecilia Beaux, American painter, considered one of the finest portrait painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Beaux was left by her widowed father to be reared by relatives in New York City and later West Philadelphia.

She was educated at home and for two years at a Philadelphia. Cecilia Beaux is the author of background with figures ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ), Cecilia Beaux ( avg rating, 0 ratings, 4/5.

Cecilia Beaux was an American artist known for her deftly painted compared to the works of John Singer Sargent, some of her best-known paintings include Sita and Sarita () and Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker) ().

“A perfect technique in anything means that there has been no break in continuity between the conception and the act of Nationality: American.

Cecilia Beaux's portrait of Henry Sturgis Drinker is an interesting pairing of artist and sitter. Drinker was Beaux's brother-in-law, a railroad executive who later became president of Lehigh University. In the s, men such as Drinker were at the.

Cecilia Beaux captured the likenesses of numerous cultural and political leaders, but many of her most powerful portraits depicted her relatives and friends. Ethel Page (Mrs. James Large) came from a distinguished Philadelphia family that traced its lineage to Roger Williams, the founder and governor of Rhode Island.

Genre/Form: Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Oakley, Thornton, Cecilia Beaux. Philadelphia, Pa.: H. Biddle Printing Co., Cecilia Beaux American Figure Painter (Book): Beaux, Cecilia, At the turn of the twentieth century, the celebrated American artist William Merritt Chase named Cecilia Beaux not only the greatest living woman painter, but the best that has ever lived.

While Beaux--unlike her contemporaries John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt--has not fared well in modernist-driven. He was painted by his sister-in-law, the society portraitist Cecilia Beaux, whose retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery is filled with people of his sort, Sedgwicks, Newbolds, Roosevelts.

The twelve diaries by Cecilia Beaux found in her papers at the Archives of American Art span from through In them, Beaux recorded her daily activities, including regular notes on her work in the studio and with various sitters for portraits.

Get this from a library. Cecilia Beaux and the art of portraiture. [Cecilia Beaux; Tara Leigh Tappert; National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution); Westmoreland Museum of Art.] -- This book features eighty of the finest portraits of America's Gilded Age aristocracy by one of the most sought-after portrait painters at the turn of the century, Cecilia Beaux (), whose.

American portrait painter Cecilia Beaux (), who lived and studied in Paris inmakes a great example. Celia Beaux, Self Portrait () Maybe you don’t know much about Cecilia Beaux, but she has some pretty amazing paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of New York, or my favorite, Sita and Sarita at.

Bibliography n.d. Corcoran Gallery of Art Archives, Special Collections Research Center, George Washington University Libraries, Washington, DC: correspondence between Erwin S. Barrie and Minnigerode, 18 and 21 December ; correspondence between Cecilia Beaux and Minnigerode, 11, 19, and 28 June and 11 July ; RG 2, Office of the Director.

Eliza-Cecilia Beaux was born in Philadelphia on May 1, Her oldest sister, Alice, was born in and died a year later. Beaux’s other sister, Etta, was born in Her Father, Jean Adolphe Beaux, came to America from Provence, France. And then there was the incredible Susan Lyon’s book.

When my room-mate bought her book one year, I pored through it, but was already over 50 lbs in my luggage that year. I vowed to come back and buy it the following year.

Fearing a sellout like Rose’s book, however, I came back the next day and bought it anyway. I could always bring it as.

Cecilia Beaux. by Gail Leggio. Cecilia Beaux: A Modern Painter in the Gilded Age by Alice A. Carter. New York: Rizzoli, pages, illustrated. The subtitle of Alice A. Carter’s new book suggests a familiar paradox, the Edwardian society painter with enough formal edge to command respect today, and the artist who immediately comes to mind is John Singer Sargent .Cecilia, subtitled Memoirs of an Heiress, is the second novel by English author Frances Burney, set in and published in The novel, about the trials and tribulations of a young upper class woman who must negotiate London society for the first time and who falls in love with a social superior, belongs to the genre of the novel of manners.A panoramic novel of eighteenth .Cecilia Beaux, like Mary Cassatt, was a Pennsylvania native who travelled to Paris where she became acquainted with the Impressionist movement.

However, after admiring the classic artists such as Titian and Rembrandt, Cecilia Beaux soon found that she preferred realism over Impressionism, and developed a style somewhat similar to that of John Singer Sargent.