“Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon” Exhibition

The Art Students League of New York

poster for “Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon” Exhibition

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Art Students League artist Peggy Bacon (1895–1987) knew a lot of people in the art world. She is not a household name, but she should be. Her long career was various, productive, and successful. She was famous for her witty caricatures of celebrities and artists; she excelled at printmaking; wrote and illustrated numerous children’s books; and published poetry and novels.

Taking her as the central figure, the collections of the Archives of American Art reveal the deep and diverse history of art in the United States and beyond. How did the creative, significant, and trivial interactions between student and teacher, artist and dealer, and even lover to lover work? How many degrees separate her art world?

The exhibition features documents, photos, specially created graphics showing the degrees of connection between Bacon and other prominent 20th Century artists, and several of Bacon’s works from the League’s Permanent Collection.

[Image: Photographer Alfred Stieglitz organized one of
Peggy Bacon’s first solo exhibitions.]



from September 30, 2013 to November 01, 2013


Peggy Bacon et al.

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