(1914 - 2000)
Rex Elson (Rexford) Brandt was active/lived in California. Rex Brandt is known for landscape and marine easel painting, illustration, mural.
Biography Rex Brandt
Born in San Diego, Rex Brandt was a painter of broad, splashy, cubist
watercolors and became a foremost leader of California artists who
brought national attention to California artists in the 1930s and
1940s. Also as a teacher, he influenced countless numbers of
students to become skilled in watercolor.
Brandt grew up in
San Diego and Riverside, and first attended Chouinard Art Institute at
age 13. He also studied art at Riverdale Junior College and the
University of California at Berkeley where his interest in abstraction
began due to the pervasive influence there of Hans Hofmann, Abstract
In 1937, he and Lawson Cooper organized "The
California Group," a traveling watercolor exhibition
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