Margaretta Angelica Peale
American artistDied when: 86 years 108 days (1035 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Margaretta Angelica Peale (October 1, 1795 – January 17, 1882) was an American painter, one of the Peale family of artists.The daughter of James Peale, she was the sister of Sarah Miriam Peale, Anna Claypoole Peale, and Maria Peale.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was taught by her father, and painted primarily still lifes, some of which were copies of his work.
Stylistically, her paintings are influenced by her father's work, her cousin Raphaelle Peale's still lifes, and seventeenth-century Dutch still lifes.
Her works are noted for their "careful, precise observation" and "stark arrangements of objects".Her backgrounds tend to be "austere" or "neutral", setting off the colors and textures of her foreground objects.
Margaretta Angelica Peale died in Philadelphia and is buried there in Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church Burial Ground.Her paintings may be found in numerous collections, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, of which she was a founding member.