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
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