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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/North Carolina      Known for: painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following, submitted June 2005, is the artist's obituary from the "Scranton Times", Scranton, Pennsylvania, January 3, 2005

Edwin A. Brent, 83, of Wilmington, N.C., died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.

His wife is Irene E. Brent.

Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania son of the late Joseph and Victoria Bernatowicz, he resided for 15 years in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania and previously lived in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

He was a graduate of Lafayette College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1943. He also attended the University of Michigan from 1947 to 1948, where he studied industrial design, the Arts Student League in New York City from 1947 to 1953, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Statens Kumstakademi in Oslo, Norway.

He worked as a technical writer for the Rohm and Haas Chemical Co. in Philadelphia.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant junior grade and received the World War II Victory Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal.

An accomplished painter, he had his paintings in private collections and galleries throughout the United States.

Also surviving are a son, Steven and wife Debbie, Carolina Beach, N.C.; a daughter, Col. Elaine L. Brent, a physician with the U.S. Army, Tacoma, Wash.; two brothers, John Brent, Monroeville, N.J., and Henry Bernatowicz, Montgomery, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Jennifer and David Brent, and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Joseph Brent and Bernard Bernatowicz, preceded Edwin in death.

Interment, Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Racine School of the Arts, 203 Racine Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Edwin Brent was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph and
Victoria Brent. He spoke Polish and English.

He graduated from Lafayette College.He studied at Princeton University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, during the war while in the US Navy.

He studied art at Wayne University, University of Michigan, and at the
Pennsylvania Academy in 1948 and 1949 with Roy C. Nuse and Harry Rosin, Ed
Shenton, and Mr. McCoy.

He lived in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania while studying at PAFA in 1949. He studied painting at the famous Chester Springs PAFA Summer School. Roger Hollenbeck, the instructor in design at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design and Richard Wilt, instructor in drawing and painting at the same school, recommended Brent to the PAFA in writing on April 13, 1948.

In 1949, Brent married Irene Elphick, a fellow art student at the PAFA.

After study at PAFA, Brent and his wife traveled to Paris and lived at 1
Rue Carnot Palaiseau France where they studied and painted. They traveled
in France, Belgium, and Holland They studied at the Academie de La Grande
Chaumiere, the former Academy Colarossi, and in the atelier of Souverbie,
when they gained admission to the impressive Beaux Arts in Paris.

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