(1869 - 1960)
Rex Brasher was active/lived in Connecticut. Rex Brasher is known for bird paintings.
Biography Rex Brasher
Known as Connecticut's 20th-Century Audubon, Rex Brasher was born in
1869 in Brooklyn, New York, and as a youngster became fascinated with
birds, largely due to the influence of his father, an avid naturalist
and bird taxidermist. In 1878, at the age of eight, Brasher
determined to paint all the birds of North America from life--and
better than Audubon. He started painting birds seriously around
age 16, but none of his early paintings has survived.
determination to study birds in their natural surroundings took Brasher
to all corners of North America. He financed his first trip, down
the east coast from Maine to Florida, by working as a photoengraver.
Most of his other trips were financed by betting on
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