Reader BobM requested a post on Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942), a famed but now forgotten contemporary of Mary Cassatt. September 7 was the 66th anniversary of the death of this American artist, so today we'll take a look at her life and most famous painting, "Les Derniers Jours d'Enfance" ("The Last Days of Infancy").
1. Twelve days after Cecilia Beaux was born, her mother died of puerperal fever and her father soon fled back to his native France, unable to handle the loss of his wife. Beaux and her sister... READ ON