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Waldo Peirce Portrait

Waldo Peirce

Born:
Bangor, Maine 1884

Died:
Newburyport, Massachusetts 1970

Photo Caption:
Waldo Peirce at work aboard ship, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0002063

Biography

Painter. Harvard graduate and onetime companion of author Ernest Hemingway, Peirce was a larger-than-life, bon vivant adventurer whose art is integrally linked with his life experiences. He created joyful, realistic paintings of family life in his home state of Maine.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)