Dec 30, 2013

Fredrick Arthur Bridgman | American Orientalists | 1847-1928

An American orientalist painter Fredrick Arthur Bridgman was born in 1847 in Tuskeegee, Alabama, He was the son of a physician, Bridgman would become one of the United States' most well-known, well-regarded painters. He became one of the world's most talented "Orientalist" painters. In his earlier career, he began as a draughtsman in New York City, for the American Bank Note Company in 1864 to 1865,

and also studied art in the same years at the Brooklyn Art Association and at the National Academy of Design; but he went to Paris in 1866 and became a pupil of Jean-Leon Gerome. Paris then became his headquarters. A trip to Egypt in 1873-1874 resulted in pictures of the East that attracted immediate attention, and his large and important composition, The Funeral Procession of a Mummy on the Nile, in the Paris Salon 1877, bought by James Gordon Bennett, brought him the Cross of the Legion of Honor. Other paintings by him were An American Circus in Normandy, Procession of the Bull Apis -now in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and a Rumanian Lady -in the Temple collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His paintings are really adorable and his works are in great demand all over the world. Have a look at some of this very famous orientalist painter and enjoyJ

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