Margaret Frances "Peggy" Bacon (1895 – 1987) was an American artist and writer. The sketch on evenly aged plain paper measures 5.2 x 8.4 and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 12.75 x 16. Condition: the drawing is chipped in upper left and lower right corners.
Covarrubias is renown for his drawings that captured the cultural activity of the Harlem Renaissance in his book, "Negro Drawings." (1927). He was a regular illustrator on the covers for "Vanity Fair," "Vogue," and "The New Yorker," designed costumes for Josephine Baker, and generally popularized the art and cultures of the Americas and of Bali. Regarded as a caricaturist and illustrator whose style is demonstrated in this sketch of Bacon, Covarrubias can be considered as a multidimensional Modernist working in many forms.