Bricher, Alfred Thompson
Oil on canvas
15 1/8 x 32 1/8 inches
Wichita Art Museum, John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection
Not Currently on Display
About the Artwork
Bricher was born and raised on the New England coast. He may have had some instruction in painting at Boston’s Lowell Institute, but it is believed that he was largely self-taught.
Bricher painted coastal scenes from Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy (off the north coast of Maine) to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. He employed the crystalline style typical of the Hudson River School, a technique meant to convey the absolute purity and perfection of natural creation.