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Melbourne Brindle

 (1904 - 1995)
Melbourne (Ewart) Brindle was active/lived in Connecticut, California, Maine, Florida / Australia.  Melbourne Brindle is known for illustrations, auto, sea-landscape paintings.

Melbourne Brindle

Illustrator, painter, designer, born on Nov. 18, 1904 in Melbourne, Australia.  He was named for his birthplace, Melbourne and was the son of artist Arthur Brindle.  Educated in a one-room school house, he began drawing there in 1914 and the following year did his first painting.

After landing in San Francisco in 1918, he got his first job as a letterer of department store showcards.  He remained a self-taught artist except for a brief period at the CSFA.  He was active in San Francisco until 1938 when he established a studio in NYC.  By then he was a successful illustrator with his works in Woman's Home Companion, Fortune, on covers for Saturday Evening Post and other magazines.  As a col

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About  Melbourne Brindle

Born:  1904 - Melbourne, Australia
Died:   1995 - Vero Beach, Florida
Known for:  illustrations, auto, sea-landscape paintings