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Anna Richard’s Brewster’s Career Path

MOULIN HUET, GUERNSEY
1876
Watercolor on Paper 19" 1/2 x 22 1/4"
Georgia Museum of Art


The daughter of a well-known painter of seascapes, William Trost Richards, Brewster started painting at age 10, and won the Dodge Prize at the National Academy of Design for best picture by a woman at 20. Trained first by her father, Brewster later took classes from William Merritt Chase, studied with John LaFarge and H. Siddons Mowbray and at the Académie Julian.

THE WINDOW FROM MY STUDIO (CHEYNE GARDENS, LONDON), 1900-1905
Oil on Canvas, 8" x 7"
Lyman Allyn Museum
To better prepare herself to storm the walls of the New York art world, she decided first to try to attract patrons in Europe and in 1895 set up her own studio in England. She worked first in Clovelly, on the Devon coast, and then established a studio in London, where she knew members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. With the help and chaperonage of a family friend, Lady Kemp-Welch, Anna traveled to Italy, France, and Spain, painting and meeting collectors. Selling and exhibiting in America and England, she did some of her best work during this 10 year period; her scenes of London are particularly fine. She was a thoughtful interpreter of nature and worked tirelessly to bring what she saw as its morality to the canvas. After her marriage in 1905, she continued to paint prolifically, showing her work often until the 1930's.
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