Grace Norton Eisler Wishaar Peeke Alekhine
(1876 - 1956)
Grace Norton Eisler Wishaar Peeke Alekhine was active/lived in New York, California / France. Grace Alekhine is known for portrait and miniature painting, chess player.
Biography Grace Norton Eisler Wishaar Peeke Alekhine
Grace Norton Eisler Peeke Freeman Bromley Alekhine, born Grace Norton Wishaar, was an American-British-French artist, chess master, and the fourth and last wife of World Chess Champion Alexander Alekhine, who was her fifth husband.
Grace Norton Wishaar was born in 1876 in Beverly, New Jersey. Her parents were Émile Bernard Wishaar and Marie Ida Smith. The family moved to San Jose, California and then to Seattle, Washington. She received training at the New York School of Art under William Chase, and began her career in painting there.
She married Whitney Irving Eisler in Seattle, Washington on 13 September 1897; the next year her son was born there. He was known as Carroll Earl Beauchamp Peeke (1898-1991) throughout his life.
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