Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Coastal Scene

  • Artist:

    Bricher, Alfred Thompson

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1837–1908

  • Date:

    about 1885–1900

  • Medium:

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions:

    15 1/8 x 32 1/8 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    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.