18 Works, Today, January 14th is Alice Pike Barney’s day, her story, illustrated #014

Alice Pike Barney
Detail; Dreamland, ca. 1906

Pastel on paper
22 x 18 1⁄2 in. (55.9 x 47.0 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Alice Pike Barney (born Alice Pike; 1857–1931) was an American painter. Defying social and family expectations, the wealthy, often eccentric Alice Pike Barney zestfully committed herself to the arts and became known for her lively art salons, bohemian lifestyle, and unusual family. Her two daughters were the writer and salon hostess Natalie Clifford Barney and the Baháʼí writer Laura Clifford Barney.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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