United States, (1857-1931)
About the Artist
Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931) was a US artist, writer, playwright, theater director, philanthropist, civic leader, and patron of the arts.
Barney (also known as: Alice Pike, Mrs. Alice Pike Barney, Alice Barney) zestfully committed herself to the arts. In her lifetime she represented a new social type: women who lived proper upper-class lives but did not follow the rules, using their wealth and privilege to buy themselves freedoms and to promote causes the rich did not customarily embrace. [DES-01/11]