On this day, April 18, 1883, the illustrator Clara Elsene Peck was born in Allegan, Michigan. Peck studied at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and later at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. By 1906 she was earning her living as an illustrator. After Harvey Dunn began his school and colony of illustrators in Leonia, New Jersey, Peck and her husband joined the group. After her divorce in 1930, Peck continued to work as an illustrator.
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