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Brother (Fidelius) Cornelius

 (1877 - 1962)
Brother (Fidelius) Cornelius was active/lived in California / Switzerland.  Brother Cornelius is known for coastal view painting, writing.

Biography   Brother (Fidelius) Cornelius

Painter. Born in Emmishofen, Switzerland on May 3, 1877. Brother Cornelius (ne Hermann Emanuel Braeg) immigrated to Philadelphia in 1883.

After becoming a member of the Christian Brothers, he moved to California in 1906 and became an art teacher at St Mary's College, a position he was to hold for the rest of his life.

He studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, and University of California, Berkeley (M.A. in 1921).

He is best known as the author of two volumes on the life of Wm Keith entitled, Keith, Old Master of California (1942).

He often signed his watercolors and pastel

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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