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Rex Brasher

 (1869 - 1960)
Rex Brasher was active/lived in Connecticut.  Rex Brasher is known for bird paintings.

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.

His 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 5702 characters.

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About  Rex Brasher

Born:  1869 - Brooklyn, New York
Died:   1960 - Kent, Connecticut
Known for:  bird paintings