Peggy Bacon

born Ridgefield, CT 1895-died Kennebunk, ME 1987
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Peggy Bacon, © Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0001287
Also known as
  • Margaret Frances Bacon
  • Mrs. Alexander Brook
Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
Kennebunk, Maine, United States
Active in
  • New York, New York, United States
  • American

Painter, portrait painter, caricaturist, illustrator, lithographer, writer, art educator. Peggy Bacon studied with John Sloan and Kenneth Hayes Miller. Her sharp wit was evident in her contributions to the New Yorker and Vanity Fair as well as in the more than 60 books she illustrated, including several publications of her own short stories and poetry.

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)