(1908 - 1963)
Bruce Handiside Mitchell was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania / Scotland. Bruce Mitchell is known for musician genre-jazz painting, teaching, magazine war artist.
Biography Bruce Mitchell
Bruce Handiside Mitchell
Born in Scotland 1908, died 1963 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Bruce Handiside Mitchell was born in Tayport, Scotland in 1908. A student of jazz himself, he used the music and musicians of jazz as inspiration for his artwork. He frequently painted musicians as they performed live, resulting in works with vivid, animated strokes.
Mitchell worked as an artist war correspondent for LIFE magazine during World War II; however, most of his life was devoted to teaching. He was known to have taught at Bucknell University, and some of his papers reside at Susquehanna University. He also painted murals for the U.S. postal service in the 1930's including Columbia Bridge, Brownsville PennsylvaniaDisplaying 750 of 1459 characters.