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Eugene V Brewster

 (1871 - 1939)
Eugene V. Brewster was active/lived in New Jersey, California.  Eugene Brewster is known for Painter, writer, lecturer.

Biography   Eugene V. Brewster

Born in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY on Sept. 7, 1871. After graduation from Princeton University, Brewster practiced law until 1911. He then published a motion picture magazine which made him very wealthy. A self-taught painter, he was active in New York for several years before moving to southern California in the mid-1920s. While in Hollywood he was more active as a writer-director for the movie industry than as a painter. His three divorces and the stock market crash left him penniless. Returning to Brooklyn in the early 1930s, he lived in a small, furnished room until his death on Jan. 1, 1939. Member: Salmagundi Club; Brooklyn AA.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual 1919-25; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); NY Times & SF Chronicle, 1-2-1939 (obits).

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