Thursday, April 21, 2011

Peggy Bacon: Drawings and Prints, 1915 to 1976, through Saturday, April 30

On view this weekend through next, the Peggy Bacon show runs through Saturday, April 30.  From crowd scenes to relaxing felines, no one does it like she does!

For My Dear, 1950, embroidery
Artist, draftsman, caricaturist, author, teacher, and maker of embroidered love letters, Bacon played a key role in twentieth century American art history. She hit the New York hot spots of Greenwich Village, The Art Students League (where she studied with John Sloan, George Bellows, and Kenneth Hayes Miller, and met Alexander Brook, her husband from 1920 to 1940), and Union Square. She worked in the artists’ colony of Woodstock, NY, in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, and in Washington, DC, portraying statesmen for Fortune Magazine. She could be witty and clever, but was always charming and gracious.

The entire show may be viewed under Exhibitions or Current at WWW.SUSANTELLERGALLERY.COM