Ernest Clifford Peixotto, American Artist: A Biography
At the dawn of the 20th century the artistic talent of Ernest C. Peixotto was confirmed by honors won for his paintings at the Paris salons. Having achieved acclaim as an illustrator by the age of twenty-four, he illustrated books for Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and Edith Wharton, among many other notables. Ernest and his wife Mary, an artist in her own right, traveled extensively throughout Europe and North and South America. Their experiences served as the inspiration for his numerous illustrated articles and books. By the age of thirty-four, enabled by his God-given talent and work ethic, Ernest had established residences in Fontainebleau, outside Paris, and New York City's upper East Side. The couple lived a life of enviable artistic fulfillment on both continents and were among society's international elite. Later in his life, he became a renowned mural painter, and as a member of the Board of Design for the 1939 New York World's Fair, he supervised the art decoration for the Fair.
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