Cecilia Beaux

American, 1855–1942

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Cecilia Beaux

American, 1855–1942

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Passionate and ambitious, Cecilia Beaux renounced marriage, motherhood, and docility to become one of the most distinguished portrait painters in America, in the vein of John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt. A committed professional, Beaux came to prominence in 1899 for her penetrating, exquisitely rendered portraits of the American upper classes and was awarded membership to the male-dominated National Academy. She was best known for her portraits of women and children and painted the wife and daughter of American President Teddy Roosevelt in the White House.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Biography

Passionate and ambitious, Cecilia Beaux renounced marriage, motherhood, and docility to become one of the most distinguished portrait painters in America, in the vein of John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt. A committed professional, Beaux came to prominence in 1899 for her penetrating, exquisitely rendered portraits of the American upper classes and was awarded membership to the male-dominated National Academy. She was best known for her portraits of women and children and painted the wife and daughter of American President Teddy Roosevelt in the White House.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Cecilia Beaux
7 Female Impressionists Every Art History Lover Should Know
Nov 19th, 2018
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