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CECILIA BEAUX (1863– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 600 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CECILIA BEAUX (1863– )  ,
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American portrait-painter, was born in
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she became a pupil of William Sartain . But her real
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art training was obtained in Paris, where she started in the atelier Julian and had the coaching of painters like Robert-Fleury, Bouguereau and Dagnan Bouveret . In 1890 she exhibited at the Paris Exposition . Returning to Philadelphia,
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Miss Beaux obtained in 1893 the gold medal of the Philadelphia Art Club, and also the Dodge prize at the New York
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National Academy, and later various other distinctions . She became a member of the National Academy of Design, New York, in 1902 . Among her portraits are those of Bishop-Coadjutor Greer (exhibited at the
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Salon in 1896); Mrs Roosevelt and her daughter; and Mrs Larz Anderson . Her " Dorothea and Francesca," and " Ernesta and her Little
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Brother," are good examples of her skill in
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painting children .

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