Arts Everyday Living: Discovering Women Artists–Alice Pike Barney, Portraits of Her Daughters

Alice Pike Barney, Natalie with Violin, n.d., oil on canvas, 78 3/8 x 44 1/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother Alice Pike Barney

On our July 9 blog, we featured the works of American artist Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931) whose favorite models were daughters poet Natalie Barney (1876-1972) above, and sculptor Laura Dreyfus Barney (1879-1974) below. Both lived into their mid-90s—Natalie was also renowned for her Parisian salon that hosted such artistic figures as Colette, Gertrude Stein, Isadora Duncan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald while Laura played a prominent role in the Baha’i religion in the United States.

 

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*Alice Pike Barney, Laura in Yellow, 1900, pastel on canvas, 25 1/2 x 19 1/4 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother Alice Pike Barney.

 

 

 

 

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