Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970Alternative names
Nationally recognized American artist Waldo Peirce (1884-1970) was known for illustrating envelopes. Peirce was a Harvard alumnus, having earned his Harvard AB 1908; the addressee, William Bingham (1889-1971) earned his Harvard AB 1916 and served as director of athletics at Harvard from 1926 to 1951. These envelopes were sent during a period when the Harvard football team was at a low point and being criticized by the press.
From the description of Illustrated envelopes addressed to William Bingham, 1947 and 1949. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064453
From the description of Illustrated envelopes addressed to William Bingham, 1947 and 1949 [videorecording]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 249202775
Painter Waldo Peirce was born in Maine, educated at Harvard, and studied painting in Europe. He met Ernest Hemingway when serving in France as an ambulance driver in World War I, and they remained life-long friends. Peirce was a major presence among the Lost Generation in post-war Paris, painting and socializing. His colorful, lusty paintings assimilate elements from Renoir, Matisse, and Cezanne into a singular representational style. Known as much for his colorful, larger-than-life personality and Bohemian lifestyle as for his art, Peirce's paintings are owned by some of the most important museums in the world.
From the description of Waldo Peirce correspondence with Francis Hyslop, 1956. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61356034
From the description of Waldo Peirce letters, 1959-1967. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64075261
From the description of Papers of Waldo Peirce, 1889-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066590
Painter, watercolorist; Searsport, Maine.
From the description of Waldo Peirce letters, 1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553058
From the description of Waldo Peirce papers, 1903-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571014
No information available.
From the description of Waldo Peirce Collection undated. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 428024654
From the guide to the Waldo Peirce Collection, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])
From the description of Papers of Waldo Peirce, 1936 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833943
1884, Dec. 17:
Born, Bangor, Maine
A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1910- 1914: Traveled and studied art in France and Spain; attended Julian Academy, Paris, France
Married Dorothy Rice (divorced 1918)
1915- 1917: Served with American Ambulance Corps in France during World War I
Married Ivy Troutman (divorced)
1921- 1922: Lived in Tunis, Tunisia
First American exhibition of his paintings
Returned to the United States Married Alzira Boehm (divorced)
Awarded first prize, Artists for Victory competition
Married Ellen Larsen
Named director of fine arts, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
1970, Mar. 8:
Died, Newburyport, Mass.
From the guide to the Waldo Peirce Papers, 1889-1985, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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|Art, Modern--20th century|
|Voyages and travels|
|World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American|
|American history/20th century|
|Art, American--20th century|