Sunday, October 9, 2022

ACEO Clown Portrait #239 "Peggy Williams"


ACEO Clown #239 "Peggy Williams"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #239 is inspired by a former professional clown "Peggy Williams" from  Madison, Wisconsin USA. She did a speech pathology major at the University of Wisconsin , focusing on deaf education but she made a life changing decision and went to the clown college and became the first female graduate of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circuses Clown College in 1970.

Following completion of the program of study, she went on the road with The Greatest Show on Earth, distinguishing herself during her nine years of travel with the circus. In 1973, she was asked to join the  teaching staff at Clown College  where she assisted students in nurturing the relationship between performers and the public.

She worked on special assignments at the Circus’s corporate headquarters in Washington, DC where she initiated a series of new educational programs  often revolving around a clowning theme. In 1981, Peggy became the assistant performance director for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ Blue Unit. 

Peggy Williams

work in progress

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