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Frederic Bridgman

 (1847 - 1928)
Frederic Arthur Bridgman was active/lived in New York / France.  Frederic Bridgman is known for Oriental-exotic-mythic genre and portrait painting.

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Frederic Bridgman


Born and raised in Alabama, Frederick Bridgman became known for his Oriental motif paintings of North Africa, inspired by his teacher Jean-Leon Gerome. However, later in his career he diverged to genre and landscape subjects.

As a young man, he moved to New York and worked as an engraver and studied at the National Academy of Design where he enrolled in 1863.  Three years later, he began a life-long residency in Paris where he became one of the leading and earliest members of the Pont-Avon artists colony in Brittany.  Bridgman studied from 1867 to 1871 with Gerome who encouraged his students to paint exotic historical subjects.

In 1872, he made the first of many trips to Spain and North Africa.  He spe  ...  Displaying 750 of 10890 characters.



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About  Frederic Bridgman

Born:  1847 - Tuskegee, Alabama
Died:   1928 - Rouen, France
Known for:  Oriental-exotic-mythic genre and portrait painting