The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bruce Museum adds coastal scene by Alfred Thomas Bricher to permanent collection
Alfred Thomas Bricher (American 1837-1908); Coastal Scene, n.d.; Oil on canvas, 17 x 36 in.; Collection of the Bruce Museum, 2014.01; Photograph by Joseph Bartolomeo, courtesy of Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers.
GREENWICH, CONN.- The Bruce Museum has acquired and installed Coastal Scene by Alfred Thomas Bricher, a well-known nineteenth-century American landscape artist. The painting, which currently hangs behind the information desk in the front lobby of the Museum, is a fine example of luminist painting.

Alfred Thomas Bricher (American 1837-1908) is well regarded for his mastery of the luminist style, exploring expansive, panoramic views, with brilliant effects of light and translucency. He was a prolific painter of coastal views. The present painting is typical of his seascape paintings, which often feature calm waters with rocky bluffs and long, scalloping beaches in the foregrounds. Bricher had a particular fondness for the seascapes of New England, and although many of his paintings have been topographically identified, Coastal Scene has not. Self-taught, Bricher had several other careers before painting, and it was not until the latter half of the twentieth-century that he was fully recognized. When Bricher died in 1908, his obituary in Art News commented that he “did not receive the notice in the press that the artist’s ability and reputation deserved,” a sentiment shared by today’s scholars of American nineteenth-century painting.

“We are delighted to be able to add the Bricher to our permanent collection,” says Peter C. Sutton, the Bruce Museum’s Executive Director. “It is a fine addition to our holdings of nineteenth-century American landscape painting. But it’s not just our gain,” he adds. “Everything we obtain through private funding becomes the collective property of the citizens of the town of Greenwich. This is something for us all to celebrate.”

The new acquisition complements the Bruce Museum’s permanent collection, which includes a wealth of nineteenth-century impressionist and Hudson River School paintings, many of which are now on view in the Museum’s current exhibition “Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism” (through June 22nd).

Today's News

May 29, 2014

Victoria & Albert Museum opens exhibition of works by Indian artist M.F. Husain

Sotheby's London to present only Botticelli drawing to appear on the market in 100 years

California treasure trove found in eight cans makes over $1 million for lucky finders

Getty Museum acquires "Portrait of Julien de la Rochenoire" by Édouard Manet

Lowry, Hepworth, Nicholson, Spencer & Frink lead Christie's Modern British and Irish Art Sale

Ai Weiwei creates a monumental new installation for exhibition at Lisson Gallery

Rare dodo skeleton, Darwin plant samples and Muggletonian sect prints go on show at the Fitzwilliam

Unparalleled mementos of European ruling houses dominated the 68th auction at Hermann Historica oHG

Christie's New York announces sale of important watches to be held on June 11

Art historian, critic and curator Diana Baldon appointed new Director of Malmö Konsthall

Installation artist and photographer Barry Underwood opens exhibition at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Dead astronaut's toothbrush to go under the hammer for $4,000 at Nate D. Sanders

A Papal document and a JFK New Year's card headline at Fraser's Autographs Auction

Maxim Boxer launches first in a projected series of London exhibitions and auctions of Russian art

Summer Sparkle: Christie's New York announces sale of important jewels

Vacancy: The Gateway to Death Valley by Pamela Littky to be published by Kehrer this September

New cultural space for London to launch in Greenwich Peninsula

Standing the test of time: Historic Georgian Golden Age furniture reigns at Bonhams sale

Bonhams Hong Kong crown inaugural series of auction gallery sales with record for Imperial lacquer

Liljefors paintings reunited at Nationalmuseum

Solo exhibition of British artist Nicholas Pope opens at Richard Saltoun Gallery

Bruce Museum adds coastal scene by Alfred Thomas Bricher to permanent collection

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Sotheby's to sell one of Vilhelm Hammershøi's most beguiling interiors: 'Interior, Strandgade 30'

2.- German police find Hitler's lost horse sculptures that vanished the year Berlin Wall fell

3.- New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education appointed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

4.- Chrysler Museum mourns passing of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Brandt

5.- How Iraqi friar Najeeb Michaeel saved ancient Christian manuscripts from Islamic State

6.- Anish Kapoor sculpture 'Blood Mirror' surprises with surface and sound effects

7.- Sotheby's to offer the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's trove of art

8.- Descendants of art collector Peggy Guggenheim go head to head in a French appeals court

9.- Vandalized statues from parks, gardens and public spaces restored at Argentine 'hospital'

10.- Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site