This is a series begun in 2004 while living in Charleston, SC. My friend, a womens history professor, got me thinking about historical biases and I began to consider the fallacies that lay before me. What"s up with those people painted on ivory...
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Anna Claypoole Peale (1791-1898)
Anna was a Philly girl and my favorite American miniature painter from the family of painters, the Peale's. She sold her first paintings, copies of French landscapes, at the age of fourteen. She had her first major exhibition when she was just twenty and was in the first exhibition at PAFA where she continued to show for many years. Go girl. This portrait of was complete in 2013. And is sold.