ERNEST C. PEIXOTTO1869-1940
Painter, illustrator, and author Ernest C. Peixotto was born in San Francisco, but resided mainly in New York City and Paris. He studied under Constant, Lefebvre, and Doucet in Paris, and was also an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design. In 1918, Peixotto was the Official Artist of the American Expeditionary Forces. In 1921, he was awarded the title of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor while working as the Director of the Department of Mural Painting at the Beaux-Arts Institute in New York, a position he held until 1926. Peixotto’s career as an illustrator and author is also impressive: he illustrated Roosevelt’s “Life of Cromwell” and Clayton Hamilton’s “Wanderings”, and wrote “By Italian Seas” and “The American Front” among others. Peixotto died in New York in 1940.