(1862 - 1944)
Gustave A. Brand was active/lived in Illinois / Germany. Gustave Brand is known for mural painting, public building decoration.
Biography Gustave Brand
Gustave Brand was born in Germany in 1862. The talent for painting and drawing shown very early in life brought him to the attention of the Duke of Mecklenburg who secured for him scholarships to the Academies of Berlin, Munich and Duesseldorf. His interests were in portraiture until he became fascinated with mural painting. Later he was engaged on great heroic paintings for the National Armory at Berlin.
In 1887-88, Gustave Brand was engaged with one of his former teachers to paint the historic scenes of the great panorama, The Battle of Gettysburg.' The great picture was brought to Chicago in 1890 and exhibited in a circular building at Seventh and Wabash Avenue. The German Government decided to be a prominent exhibitor at t
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