Margaretta Angelica Peale
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Margaretta was the daughter of the artist James Peale. The Peale family were known for their artistic abilities, with Margaretta’s uncle, sisters, and cousins all pursuing a career in art. Though stylistically influenced by her father and her first cousin Raphaelle Peale (who was the first American still-life painter) Margaretta’s artwork is recognized for its minimalist arrangements and its more muted background tones. Her design choices allow for her to highlight her centerpiece focuses on the foreground.