Sarah Miriam Peale
(1800 - 1885)
Sarah Miriam Peale was active/lived in Missouri, Pennsylvania. Sarah Peale is known for portrait painting-notables, figure, still life.
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One of the many artist descendants of Charles Willson Peale, Sarah
Peale was born in Philadelphia and became one of America's first
professional female artists and a leading portrait painter of her day.
She also did still lifes. Her art career lasted nearly sixty years, and
she supported herself financially and successfully competed with male
painters of that time including John Wesley Jarvis, Thomas Sully, and
Her father was James Peale, a brother of
Charles Willson, and her family called her Sally. She took early art
training from her uncle, Charles Willson Peale, in his studio in
Washington D.C., and he, unlike her father, was a believer in the
equality of women and encouraged her to pursue her talent.
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