(1871 - 1939)
George Matthew Bruestle was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. George Bruestle is known for impressionist pastoral landscape paintings, illustration.
Biography George Bruestle
The son of immigrants, George Bruestle was born and raised in New York City where he began a lifelong career in art. In 1886, the year that he enrolled at the Art Students League*, Bruestle made his first trip to Essex, Connecticut where he was inspired to paint. In 1900 when the Old Lyme Art Colony* was officially formed, George was spending time in Old Lyme.
He is best remembered for his small and intimate oils of the Lyme countryside. His distinctive hybrid style was the result of a broad spectrum of influences. Inspired by the French Impressionists*, George became impassioned with painting the effects of sunlight. In addition, he was influenced by the academies that he attended in New York and Paris where he de
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