Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921

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Born in Hobart, New York April 13, 1860, son of James and Margaret H. Peck, brother to Helen P. Sanborn and Janet M. (Janet Moore) Peck (b. 1878). His mother Margaret befriended Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919) on a steamship voyage from Panama to San Francisco, and Orrin became a close friend of Phoebe's son, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). Peck studied art at the Akademie der Kunst in Munich from 1883 to 1889; in 1889 he moved to London with his sister Janet. He became an accomplished portrait and landscape painter, and was commissioned to paint portraits of Phoebe and William Randolph Hearst. In 1920, he was hired to design the landscaping for Hearst's San Simeon home in Calif. Peck was also a member of the Bohemian Club. He died in Los Angeles in 1921.

From the description of Orrin M. Peck correspondence and miscellany, 1882-1921. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 145415575

Orrin M. Peck (1860-1921), was born in Hobart, New York. His mother Margaret befriended Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919) on a steamship voyage from Panama to San Francisco. Peck became a close friend of Phoebe's son, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), and served as best man at his wedding. Peck studied art in Munich where he collaborated with Carl von Marr (1858-1936) on some of his work. Peck became an accomplished portrait and landscape painter. He was commissioned to paint portraits of Mrs. Hearst and William Randolph Hearst, one of which hangs in Hearst's San Simeon, where Peck also designed the landscaping in 1920. Peck died suddenly in Los Angeles in 1921.

From the description of Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs [graphic], 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 123464242

Orrin M. Peck (1860-1921), was born in Hobart, New York in 1860, the son of James and Margaret H. Peck and brother to Helen P. Sanborn and Janet M. (Janet Moore) Peck (b. 1878). His mother Margaret befriended Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919) on a steamship voyage from Panama to San Fracisco. Orrin became a close friend of Phoebe's son, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), and was even the best man at his wedding. Orrin studied art in Munich and collaborated with Carl von Marr (1858-1936) on some of his work. Peck became an accomplished portrait and landscape painter. He was commissioned to paint portraits of Mrs. Hearst and William Randolph Hearst. Orrin was with Willam Randolph Hearst in New York and Florida before being hired to design the landscaping for his San Simeon home in California in 1920. Peck died suddenly in Los Angeles in 1921.

From the description of Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122564888

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Orrin M. Peck (1860-1921), was born in Hobart, New York. His mother Margaret befriended Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919) on a steamship voyage from Panama to San Francisco. Peck became a close friend of Phoebe's son, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), and served as best man at his wedding. Peck studied art in Munich where he collaborated with Carl von Marr (1858-1936) on some of his work. Peck became an accomplished portrait and landscape painter. He was commisssioned to paint portraits of Mrs. Hearst and William Randolph Hearst, one of which hangs in Hearst's San Simeon, where Peck also designed the landscaping in 1920. Peck died suddenly in Los Angeles in 1921.

From the guide to the Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs, 1878-1951, (bulk 1890-1915), (The Huntington Library)

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creatorOf Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921. Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Thors, photographer. Photographs from Orrin M. Peck correspondence and miscellany [graphic]. California Historical Society
referencedIn Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939. Theodore Wores letters received, 1884-1931. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921,. Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs [graphic], 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Peck, Janet M., 1864-1956. Janet M. Peck family papers, 1860-1956. California Historical Society
referencedIn Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939. Theodore Wores papers, 1881-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921. Orrin M. Peck correspondence and miscellany, 1882-1921. California Historical Society
creatorOf Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs, 1878-1951, (bulk 1890-1915) The Huntington Library
referencedIn Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939. Theodore Wores papers, 1880-1999. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Europe
Hearst Castle (Calif.)
California
United States
San Francisco (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Monterey Peninsula (Calif.)
California
San Francisco (Calif.)
California
Monterey Peninsula (Calif.)
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Portrait painters--Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion
Dwellings--Photographs
Women philanthropists--Correspondence
San Francisco (Calif.)--Earthquake and fire--1906
Dwellings--California--Photographs
World War, 1939-1945
Artists--19th century--Archives
Artists--20th century--Correspondence
Interiors--Photographs
Costume--Photographs
Artists and patrons
Interiors--California--Photographs
Children--Photographs
Artists--20th century--Archives
World War, 1914-1918--Public opinion
Artists--19th century--Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918
Landscape painters--Correspondence
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Painters--California
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