Although Bertha Menzler Peyton has been overlooked in recent years, primarily due to a scarcity of works on the market, her exhibition history and list of prizes is lengthy. She exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1895 to 1929, from which she won prizes in 1903, 1909 and 1910, as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design. Peyton’s work was included in both the Pan-American Exposition of 1901 and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and she won prizes from the NAWPS in 1926 and the North Shore Arts Association in 1930. She exhibited regularly at Grand Central Galleries and Macbeth Galleries in New York.
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Private collection, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1947
By descent to private collection, Gloucester, Massachusetts
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 35359, May 2009
Returned to private collection, Gloucester, Massachusetts, December 2009
With collection, Essex, Massachusetts, by early 2010
To private collection, Andover, Massachusetts, January 2010 to present
(top stretcher in pencil) Misty Sunlight