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  • Peggy Bacon

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    Art Brokerage: Peggy Bacon American printmaker, illustrator, and writer: b. 1895-1987. She studied painting with Kenneth Hayes Miller, John Sloan and George Bellows at the Art Students League (1915-20), New York, where she met the American painter Alexander Brook. During the years of their marriage (1920-40), Brook and Bacon were active in artist and museum organizations and exhibitions, including the Woodstock Artist Association, Maverick, Whitney Studio Club and Museum, Society of Independent Artists, American Print Makers, and the Society of American Graphic Artists. She first used the medium of drypoint but by the late 1920s was using lithography, etching and pastel in her satirical works. Of the 17 books, mainly poems and short stories, that Bacon wrote and illustrated, one of the most memorable is Off with their Heads! (New York, 1934), which contains 39 devastating caricatures, drawn and written, of political and cultural leaders of the Depression era. Listings wanted.

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