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George de Forest Brush
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N.C. Wyeth

George de Forest Brush was born in 1855, two years after Howard Pyle. He studied in Paris under Jean Leon Gerome, among others. His work was printed in Harpers and Century Magazines as early as 1881, including an illustrated article, An Artist Among the Indians in 1885. He taught at Cooper Union and at The Art Students League and he exhibited and was a member of the National Academy of Design. It is fairly unlikely that Wyeth was unaware of his work.

George de Forest Brush - The Silence Broken N.C. Wyeth - In the Crystal Depths
George de Forest Brush
The Silence Broken - 1886
N.C. Wyeth
In the Crystal Depths - 1907


George de Forest Brush - Mourning Her Brave N.C. Wyeth - Winter
George de Forest Brush
Mourning Her Brave - 1883
N.C. Wyeth
Winter - 1909

George de Forest Brush - The Indian Hunter N.C. Wyeth - The Hunter
George de Forest Brush
The Indian Hunter - undated
N.C. Wyeth
The Hunter - 1907

George de Forest Brush - The Indian and the Lily
George de Forest Brush
The Indian and the Lily - 1887
George de Forest Brush - Out of the Silence
George de Forest Brush
Out of the Silence - c1886

Brush's focus on Indian subjects gave way to portraiture, though he returned to the subject throughout his life. All I know about him has been gleaned from the two references listed below. You can learn a little more at Cornish Arts Colony in Cornish and Plainfield, NH 1885-1930.

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References

To learn more about George de Forest Brush, see:

George de Forest Brush (Recollections of a Joyous Painter) Nancy Douglas Bowditch, 1970 Noone House
George de Forest Brush 1855-1941 - Master of the American Renaissance Joan B. Morgan, 1985 Berry-Hill Galleries

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