Book/Printed Material Trails of a paintbrush,

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Title
Trails of a paintbrush,
Summary
This is the autobiography of a successful nineteenth-century Minnesotan artist raised on a pioneer farm along the Root River near High Forest (Olmstead County) in southeastern Minnesota. Nicholas Brewer displayed early artistic talent and left home for St. Paul at eighteen in search of training as a painter. Supporting himself through odd jobs and the sale of crayon portraiture, he eventually studied under Dwight Tryon in New York and held an exhibit at the National Academy there. Brewer's life story describes a tension between his desire to support his wife and children in Minnesota and his need to live in a large city in order to develop a financially viable career. Eventually, Brewer resolved this dilemma by arranging exhibits of his works which were sponsored by local art leagues throughout the burgeoning cities of the South and Midwest. This not only enhanced his reputation but gave him an expanding network of clients and patrons. Trails of a Paintbrush illuminates the process by which cultural institutions and patronage spread across America, and its author also shares many of his own insights into the art world of late nineteenth-century America.
Contributor Names
Brewer, Nicholas R. (Nicholas Richard), 1857-1949.
Created / Published
Boston, The Christopher Publishing House [c1938]
Subject Headings
-  Brewer, Nicholas R.--(Nicholas Richard),--1857-1949
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
3 p.l., 372 p. col. front., illus., plates (part col.) ports. 25 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
ND237.B86 A3
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.14566
Library of Congress Control Number
38014566
Language
English
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This is the autobiography of a successful nineteenth-century Minnesotan artist raised on a pioneer farm along the Root River near High Forest (Olmstead County) in southeastern Minnesota. Nicholas Brewer displayed early artistic talent and left home for St. Paul at eighteen in search of training as a painter. Supporting himself through odd jobs and the sale of crayon portraiture, he eventually studied under Dwight Tryon in New York and held an exhibit at the National Academy there. Brewer's life story describes a tension between his desire to support his wife and children in Minnesota and his need to live in a large city in order to develop a financially viable career. Eventually, Brewer resolved this dilemma by arranging exhibits of his works which were sponsored by local art leagues throughout the burgeoning cities of the South and Midwest. This not only enhanced his reputation but gave him an expanding network of clients and patrons. Trails of a Paintbrush illuminates the process by which cultural institutions and patronage spread across America, and its author also shares many of his own insights into the art world of late nineteenth-century America.
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Brewer, Nicholas R. Trails of a Paintbrush. [Boston, The Christopher Publishing House, 1938] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/38014566/.

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Brewer, Nicholas R. Trails of a Paintbrush. [Boston, The Christopher Publishing House, 1938] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/38014566/>.

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