George Douglas Brewerton
(1827 - 1901)
George Douglas Brewerton was active/lived in California, Rhode Island. George Brewerton is known for western landscape and marine painting.
Biography George Douglas Brewerton
Born in Newport, Rhode Island, George Brewerton was a sketch artist,
journalist, pastor, author, and army officer. As an early sketch
artist, he was in California in 1847 and 1848 during the
Mexican/American War. However, he became best known as a painter
of western landscapes in oil and pastel.
He was born in Newport,
Rhode Island and raised throughout the Northeast as the family followed
his father who was a Brigadier General and who from 1845 to 1852, was
superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During
this time, young Brewerton studied with Robert Weir, who was then the
drawing master at West Point. He also trained for a military
career at West Point, and in 1846 sailed to Calif
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