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John Jr Brewster

 (1766 - 1854)
John, Jr. Brewster was active/lived in Connecticut, Maine.  John Brewster is known for naive adult and child portrait painting.

Biography   John, Jr. Brewster


Born in Hampton, Connecticut, John Brewster was a deaf-mute born to Dr. John Brewster and Mary Durkee, his first wife.  The son was raised in a highly cultured family with seven brothers and sisters.  His mother died when he was seventeen years old, and the father then married Ruth Avery.

Brewster worked successfully as an itinerant portrait painter, especially of children, along the New England coast.  He worked extensively in Maine, where his brother, Royal, moved in 1795, taking John Brewster with him.  There he met the Cutts famiy, who were local 'gentry' and for whom he did life size standing portraits "of the dourly reproving Col. and Mrs. Thomas Cutts, pictures that bring Brewster, in spirit, clo   ...  Displaying 750 of 3802 characters.

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Pair of portraits of Major Daniel Coffin and Elizabeth Stone Coffin of Newbury, Massachusetts
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FULL LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CHILD IN RED SHOES, WHITE DRESS AND HOLDING A PEACH
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