PEGGY BACON (1895-1987)

Votes for Women, 1915
Peggy Bacon studied at the New York School of Applied Design for Women in 1913 and at the Art Students League in with George Bellows, John Sloan, and Kenneth Hayes Miller from 1915 to 1920. 

Although based in New York City she spent extended periods in Woodstock, NY, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Over the years her prints and drawings ranged from charming to shrewd to caustic.
The Beauties of Nature, 1942

In the brochure for the exhibition, Between the Wars, Women Artists of the Whitney Studio Club and Museum, 1997, curator David W. Kiehl wrote “Peggy Bacon… ranks… among the greatest American delineator of human personality of the period.”

Death Catch (The Audience), 1930

Bacon contributed to Vanity Fair, the New Masses, and The New Yorker magazines and illustrated more than 60 books, many her own and many for children. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 1934. Her work is in permanent collections throughout the country.
And Tried to Pull Her Out... 1930

And as Bacon said and wrote many times "A life without cats is not worth living."  

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