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Alfred Thompson Bricher

American, 1837–1908

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Alfred Thompson Bricher

American, 1837–1908

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Master of the seascape, Alfred Thompson Bricher spent his career traveling the coast of New England and Canada and the length of the Mississippi, capturing the banks of the mighty river and the shores of the chilly Atlantic in exquisite detail. Largely self-taught, Bricher was meticulously attentive to details—like tiny seagulls against sheer cliffs or foam-capped cresting waves—and the atmospheric effects of sunlight. He emphasized the transcendent beauty of nature in his works, painting scenes that were both naturalistic and sublime.

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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 1 more
Biography

Master of the seascape, Alfred Thompson Bricher spent his career traveling the coast of New England and Canada and the length of the Mississippi, capturing the banks of the mighty river and the shores of the chilly Atlantic in exquisite detail. Largely self-taught, Bricher was meticulously attentive to details—like tiny seagulls against sheer cliffs or foam-capped cresting waves—and the atmospheric effects of sunlight. He emphasized the transcendent beauty of nature in his works, painting scenes that were both naturalistic and sublime.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 1 more
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