Painted to Life: Portraits by Cecilia Beaux

11000 The long-ago faces in Cecilia Beaux’s portraits are infused with vitality—as if their next moments, long cold in earthly history, still lay ahead for them. Their smiles, scowls, and moments of reflection are painted to life by an artist whose talent has been unjustly eclipsed since her death. Edited by Sylvia Yount, Cecilia Beaux: American Figure Painter is a collection of essays about Beaux’s legacy, and a gallery of her paintings. The essays provide the facts and critical perspectives on Cecilia Beaux’s life and art, but the images reveal her character and sensitivity, and her ability to conjure her subjects’ spirits with the precision of an uncanny medium.