Cecilia Beaux

1855 - 1942

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Eliza Cecilia Beaux (May 1, 1855 – September 17, 1942) was an American artist and the first woman to teach art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Known for her elegant and sensitive portraits of friends, relatives, and Gilded Age patrons, Beaux painted many famous subjects including First Lady Edith Roosevelt, Admiral Sir David Beatty and Georges Clemenceau. Beaux was trained in Philadelphia and went on to study in Paris where she was influenced by academic artists Tony Robert-Fleury and William-Adolphe Bouguereau as well as the work of Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cecilia Beaux has received more than 186,972 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Cecilia Beaux is the 1,755th most popular painter (down from 1,654th in 2019), the 6,884th most popular biography from United States (up from 9,185th in 2019) and the 90th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Cecilia Beaux ranks 1,755 out of 2,023Before her are Lemuel Francis Abbott, Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, Otto Modersohn, Ditlev Blunck, Eduard Wiiralt, and Arpenik Nalbandyan. After her are Pyotr Konchalovsky, John Russell, Mary Moser, Washington Allston, Alfred Manessier, and Roger Dean.

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Among people born in 1855, Cecilia Beaux ranks 84Before her are Karl von Pflanzer-Baltin, Oskar von Miller, Leo Deutsch, Marianne Stokes, Caroline Rémy de Guebhard, and Swarnakumari Devi. After her are Frank Hadow, C. V. Boys, Vittoria Aganoor, Olive Schreiner, Alfred Ewing, and Marie Stritt. Among people deceased in 1942, Cecilia Beaux ranks 196Before her are Louis Borno, Kārlis Zāle, Stanisław Zaremba, Ruth Maier, Frank Churchill, and Ivan Horbachevsky. After her are Jakob van Hoddis, Alfred Asikainen, Herbert Selpin, James Juvenal, Mikhail Yefremov, and Gertrud Adelborg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cecilia Beaux ranks 6,884 out of 20,380Before her are Kate Mara (1983), Cameron Crowe (1957), Ron Asheton (1948), Allan Bloom (1930), Richard Simmons (1948), and Matt Frewer (1958). After her are Connie Stevens (1938), Adoniram Judson (1788), Tom Arnold (1959), Paul McCrane (1961), Marc Alaimo (1942), and Richard Benjamin (1938).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Cecilia Beaux ranks 90Before her are Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930), Jenny Holzer (1950), William Merritt Chase (1849), Robert Ryman (1930), Theodore Robinson (1852), and Mike Kelley (1954). After her are Washington Allston (1779), Paul McCarthy (1945), Kay Sage (1898), Charles Sheeler (1883), Lawrence Weiner (1942), and George Inness (1825).