Peixotto, Ernest C., 1869-1940

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Ernest Peixotto was an American artist, illustrator, and author known mainly for his murals and his travel literature. He married the painter Mary Hutchinson in 1897.

From the description of Ernest and Mary Peixotto papers, 1876-1959 (bulk 1915-1940) (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 755629850

Peixotto is best known as a mural painter though he also achieved notable success as a writer. He served as an official artist attached to the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI, as a consultant for the 1939 World's Fair and was actively involved in art education, most significantly in connection with the Conservatoire Americain in Fontainebleau and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design.

From the description of Ernest Peixotto papers, ca.1888-1947. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 79725836

Biography

Ernest C. Peixotto was born in San Francisco, October 15, 1869, a member of the well-known Peixotto family. He was educated in San Francisco and studied art in Paris. A painter of varied talents, he exhibited in many Paris salons and in leading American exhibitions, illustrated books and periodicals, and painted murals for many important buildings. In March 1918 he was appointed official artist attached to the A.E.F., with the rank of captain, and followed the entire American campaign. Peixotto also achieved notable success as a writer, often illustrating his own works. His books include Romantic California (1911), Our Hispanic Southwest (1916), The American Front (1919) and A Bacchic Pilgrimage (1932). He died December 6, 1940.

From the guide to the Ernest Clifford Peixotto Papers, ca. 1899-1939, (The Bancroft Library)

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creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest C., 1869-1940. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869. Ernest Clifford Peixotto papers, ca. 1899-1939. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest D. Statement by Major General Ernest D. Peixotto, Director of Army Budget, Office of the Comptroller of the Army, Department of the Army : before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, first session, (96th Congress), reprogramming action DOD 79-14PA, USAR reenlistment bonus/full-time manning/school and special training. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Douglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970 Bancroft Library
creatorOf National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.). National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895-2007. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peixotto, Ernest C., 1869-1940 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.). National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895-1963. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869. Ernest Peixotto papers, 1893-1946. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest C., 1869-1940. Ernest and Mary Peixotto papers, 1876-1959 (bulk 1915-1940) UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. Interviews of artists and architects associated with the National Academy of Design, 1926-1927. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.). Artists' biographical questionnaires, 1905. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest C., 1869-1940. Ernest C. Peixotto drawings of a California mission building, Roman ruins, and a group of buildings in England [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest Clifford, 1869-1940. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1907. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ernest Clifford Peixotto Papers, ca. 1899-1939 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Shinn, Milicent Washburn, 1858-1940. Milicent Washburn Shinn papers, circa 1882-1906. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest C., 1869-1940. Ernest Peixotto papers, ca.1888-1947. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957. DeWitt M. Lockman interviews with artists, 1927. Churchill County Museum
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associatedWith Armfield, Maxwell, 1881-1972. person
associatedWith Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. corporateBody
associatedWith Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951. person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. person
associatedWith Dana, Richard Henry, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997. person
associatedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. person
associatedWith Fontainebleau School of Fine Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Fredenthal, David, 1914-1958. person
associatedWith Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985. person
associatedWith Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. person
associatedWith Guérin, Jules Vallée, 1866-1946. person
associatedWith Labatut, Jean-Pierre. person
associatedWith LaFarge, Christopher, 1897-1956. person
associatedWith Léon, Paul. person
associatedWith Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith MacDowell Club. corporateBody
associatedWith MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956. person
associatedWith National Society of Mural Painters, New York. corporateBody
associatedWith National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963. person
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
associatedWith Peixotto, Mary Hutchinson, 1869?-1956. person
associatedWith Peixotto, M. Percy. person
associatedWith Shinn, Milicent Washburn, 1858-1940. person
correspondedWith Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Art Training Center (Bellevue, France) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army Reserve. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of Defense. corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
England
France--Paris
United States
France
United States
Italy
California
Rome (Italy)
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World War, 1914-1918--Art and the war
Theater
Spanish mission buildings--Pictorial works
World War, 1914-1918
Painters
Artists
Building--Pictorial works
Mural painting and decoration, American
Art--Study and teaching
Painting
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Birth 1869-10-15

Death 1940-12-06

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