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In his foreword to this catalog of an exhibition showing at Washington State's Tacoma Art Museum (through 1/6/08) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (through 4/13/08), Michael E. Shapiro (director, High Museum of Art, Atlanta) observes that since her death in 1942, Beaux's reputation has been eclipsed by more 'modern' women artists, such as her fellow Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts alumna Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe." In her lifetime, Beaux's work was often compared to that of John Singer Sargent, and the 87 color plates and many other black-and-white and color illustrations here will bear out the comparison: both artists painted memorable and virtuosic portraits of the social elite. Yount (curator, High Museum), Kevin Sharp (visual arts, Cedarhurst Ctr. for the Arts, IL), Nina Auerbach (history & literature, Univ. of Pennsylvania), and Mark Bockrath (paintings conservator, Barbara A. Buckley & Associates, West Chester, PA) examine Beaux's most acclaimed works in the context of her public profile and social sphere, the rise of American portraiture in the 1900s, and the distinctive frames Beaux used to present her art to her public. A beautiful and intriguing study; highly recommended for public and academic libraries.