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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928)

Orientalist art - Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Frederick Arthur Bridgman was born in Alabama but came from a family with Northern roots which prompted the family back to Boston. The young Bridgman enrolled in art school in Brooklyn and showed formidable talent at the yearly exhibitions. He felt the call of Europe early on and in 1866 he set off for France. Bridgman arrived in Paris in 1866, entering the studio of Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After a trip to Algeria and Egypt in 1872 he turned his attention to North African subjects, emulating his master's precise and colorful manner. Throughout his career, Bridgman's primary concern was to depict the contemporary life of the natives and delve into their customs. He befriended many North Africans during the years he visited their countries and he became America's preeminent Orientalist painter.
The Orange Seller
Almeh Flirting With An Armenian Policeman Cairo
The Reading Lesson
Aicha a Woman of Morocco
Apollon Enlevant Cyrene
In a Village El Biar Algeria
Fountain of Borkadem

Orientalist Interior
Idle Moments An Arab Courtyard
The Diversion of an Assyrian King
The Messenger
The Falcon Hunt
Queen of the Brigands
The First Steps
The Bathing Cove
The Game of Chance
A Coastal Trail
Scene in Morocco
The Bathing Beauties

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