Cecilia Beaux's Correspondence with Dorothea Gilder, 1905
About the Project
Dorothea Gilder was the lifelong friend and companion of Cecilia Beaux. Her papers at the Archives of American Art primarily consist of correspondence with Beaux which detail daily activities, travels, social life, work, including aspects of work in the studio, attitudes, and Beaux and Gilder's close relationship. Beaux frequently mentions fellow artists and prominent people she meets in her letters. Alongside her 1905 diary, these letters give us a picture of what Beaux's life was like that year, when she was living and working primarily in New York during the winter, and at "Green Alley," a home she built in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in the summer.