(1847 - 1928)
Frederic Arthur Bridgman was active/lived in New York / France. Frederic Bridgman is known for Oriental-exotic-mythic genre and portrait painting.
Biography Frederic Bridgman
Born and raised in Alabama, Frederick Bridgman became known for his
Oriental motif paintings of North Africa, inspired by his teacher
Jean-Leon Gerome. However, later in his career he diverged to genre and
As a young man, he moved to New York and
worked as an engraver and studied at the National Academy of Design
where he enrolled in 1863. Three years later, he began a
life-long residency in Paris where he became one of the leading and
earliest members of the Pont-Avon artists colony in Brittany.
Bridgman studied from 1867 to 1871 with Gerome who encouraged his
students to paint exotic historical subjects.
In 1872, he made
the first of many trips to Spain and North Africa. He spe
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