Papers of artist and writer Ernest Peixotto and his wife Mary Hutchinson Peixotto. Includes correspondence; subject files;
diaries, sketchbooks, and notebooks; personalia; ephemera; and some scrapbooks.
Ernest Peixotto is best known as a muralist and illustrator, though he also achieved notable success as a writer. Born to
Sephardic Jewish parents in San Francisco in 1869, Peixotto studied at the California School of Design and, from 1888 until
1894, at the Atelier Julian in France. Upon returning the the United States in 1894, Peixotto settled again in San Francisco
where he founded The Lark, an art magazine in print from 1895 through 1897. Peixotto married painter Mary Glascock Hutchinson
in New Orleans in 1897. Hutchinson, born in San Francisco in 1869, had also been a student at the California School of Design.
The couple moved to New York after their marriage and Ernest joined the staff of Scribner's Magazine, where he worked as an
illustrator. Together, they relocated to France in 1899, taking up residence just outside of Paris in a villa in Fontainebleau
that would serve as the couple's primary home until Ernest's death in 1940.
Number of containers: 7 cartons, 5 oversize folders, 2 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversize box, and 1 tube
Linear feet: 12
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