(1870 - 1937)
Hugh Henry Breckenridge was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts. Hugh Breckenridge is known for modernist-leaning landscape, portrait and abstract painting.
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Biography Hugh Breckenridge
The following biography, submitted November 2002, is from Marian Clark of Colorado. She is a great-grand daughter of the artist.
Hugh Henry Breckenridge was long associated with Philadelphia as a modernist painter and teacher. From 1887 to 1892, he was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he taught for more than forty years.
In 1892, he was awarded a scholarship enabling him to study in Paris at the Academie Julian with William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) and to travel through Europe, going with the Pennsylvania impressionist Walter E. Schofield (1869-1944).
His subsequent landscapes, portraits, and figure paintings reveal the influence of impressionism and an overwhelming f
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