(1895 - 1989)
Nicholas P. Brigante was active/lived in California / Italy. Nicholas Brigante is known for modernist-leaning landscape and abstract painting.
Biography Nicholas Brigante
A California modernist focused on the subconscious and intuition, Nicholas Brigante is often confused with late 19th-century New Bedford painter, Nicholas Briganti.
Brigante was born in Padula in southern Italy, and from 1897, lived in Los Angeles where he first worked as a sign painter and studied landscape painting with Hanson Puthuff, Rex Slinkard, and Val Costello. After serving in the Army during World War I, he studied with Stanton McDonald- Wright with whom he shared an interest in Oriental philosophy.
His first exhibition was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1921. From 1923 to 1924, he studied in New York City and had a show at the Brooklyn Museum. Returning to Los Angeles, he began a series of watercolors
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