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Rex Elson (Rexford) Brandt

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Rex Elson (Rexford) Brandt (1914 - 2000) was active/lived in California.  Rex Brandt is known for Landscape and marine easel painting, illustration, mural.

Born in San Diego, Rex Brandt was a painter of broad, splashy, cubist watercolors and became a foremost leader of California artists who brought national attention to California artists in the 1930s and 1940s.  Also as a teacher, he influenced countless numbers of students to become skilled in watercolor.

Brandt grew up in San Diego and Riverside, and first attended Chouinard Art Institute at age 13.  He also studied art at Riverdale Junior College and the University of California at Berkeley where his interest in abstraction began due to the pervasive influence there of Hans Hofmann, Abstract Expressionist.

In 1937, he and Lawson Cooper organized "The California Group," a traveling watercolor exhibition that developed interest in the California style of watercolor.  In 1947, he and Phil Dike opened a summer school of painting in Corona del Mar, California. He married artist Joan Irving.

He died on March 21, 2000 at Corona del Mar, ha   ...  [Displaying 1000 of 6663 characters.]  Artist bio

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.  There are 24 similar (related) artists for Rex Elson (Rexford) Brandt available:    Barse Miller,  Phil Dike,  Phil Paradise,  Emil Kosa Jr,  Thomas (Tom) Theodore Craig,  George Booth Post,  Jade Fon,  Lee Blair,  Kenneth George Potter,  George Gibson,  Arthur Beaumont,  Harold Gretzner,  Ralph Hulett,  Standish Backus Jr,  William Griffith,  Wayne La Com,  Milford Zornes,  Clarence Keiser Hinkle,  Ben Messick,  Arthur Hill Gilbert,  Maurice George Logan,  Dong Moy Chu Kingman,  Jake Lee,  Arthur Irwin Riley

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