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Peggy Bacon, American painter, illustrator and printmaker, 1895-1987

Description: Peggy Bacon was a noted writer and art educator as well as painter, illustrator and printmaker. She was known for her sharp wit as an illustrator of children's books and for her satirical caricatures of the New York City art world in the 1920s and 1930s with contributions made to the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. In all, she illustrated more than 60 books, including several publications of her own short stories and poetry.


Creator/Photographer: Peter A. Juley & Son


Medium: Black and white photographic print


Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in


Culture: American


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Repository: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Photograph Archives


Collection: Peter A. Juley & Son Collection - The Peter A. Juley & Son Collection is comprised of 127,000 black-and-white photographic negatives documenting the works of more than 11,000 American artists. Throughout its long history, from 1896 to 1975, the Juley firm served as the largest and most respected fine arts photography firm in New York. The Juley Collection, acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1975, constitutes a unique visual record of American art sometimes providing the only photographic documentation of altered, damaged, or lost works. Included in the collection are over 4,700 photographic portraits of artists.


Accession number: J0001287

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Taken on March 3, 2009