Peggy Bacon:
American illustrator, caricaturist, and etcher.

(1895-1987)

Born: Ridgefield, Connecticut

 
 
Biography
 
An American illustrator, caricaturist, and etcher, born in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Peggy Bacon illustrated more than 60 books including works by George Ade, Carl Sandburg, and Louis Untermeyer, as well as her own poems and her stories for children.

Much of her work is satirical and lighthearted and frequently a commentary on the New York art world in the 1920s and 1930s. She also chose many ordinary events in the lives of city people, giving these pieces a wry twist.

Her shrewd and caustic observations have found expression in her writings and in her graphic work. Socialist Meeting (Metropolitan Museum) is characteristic. Among her published works are Off With Their Heads (1934); Cat-Calls (1935), a volume of light verse; and, for children, The Ghost of Opalina (1967) and Magic Touch (1968). Bacon was married (1920-40) to the painter Alexander Brook.
 
 
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Alexander Brook
1934
 
 
 

An Object of Interest
1941
 
 
 
Antique Shop (A Priceless Find)
1943
 
 
 



Bouquet

1925
 
 
 



Congenial Scene
1929
 
 
 



Heavy Traffic (Hurry Up) (Hectic Life)
1941
 
 
 


Homeward Bound (from the Wellflet Series)
1952
 
 
 


Mazzini's
1918
 
 
 
Promenade Deck
1920
 
 
  Varied Wares
1952
 
 
 
 
 
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