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Cecilia Beaux: A Modern Painter in the Gilded Age

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ISBN: 0847827089
Издательство: Rizzoli
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 224
“Miss Beaux is not only the greatest woman painter, but the best that has ever lived.” ?William Merritt Chase, 1899 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. Carter reveals how Beaux’s passion for her work and her headstrong spirit enabled her to achieve professional success unrivaled by any other female artist?and the personal price she paid for it. Born in Philadelphia in 1855, Cecilia Beaux pursued an artistic career with the same zeal as her male peers, and by the turn of the century she had established an international reputation and exhibited regularly. She worked with eminent artists of her day, including Claude Monet, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent, and in 1895 she became the first full-time female faculty member...