Alice Pike Barney: Her Life and Art

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Thorough biography of the wealthy artist, writer, salon keeper, and patron of the arts, Alice Pike Barney, lavishly illustrated with reproductions of her works and archival photographs. Includes detailed background on her family, her daughters, her friendship with Whistler, her art and theatre projects, her travels, and the creation of the Studio House in Washington.


  • Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931
  • Dreyfus-Barney, Laura
  • Barney, Natalie Clifford
  • Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.)


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