Waldo Peirce

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Birthday
17, 1884
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Mar 18, 1970 (85)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
17, 1884
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Mar 18, 1970 (85)

About

Still-life, landscape, and portrait artist who painted thousands of portraits of his family members. He was dubbed the American Renoir.

Before Fame

He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover and went on to attend Harvard, where he played on the football team.

Trivia

He painted two murals for the United States Post Office in Troy, New York, in 1938.

Family Life

He was born into a family of wealthy lumber barons. He had five children and was married four times.

Associated With

He was a close friend of Ernest Hemingway, and his portrait of the author appeared on a 1937 Time magazine cover.

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