Description: Edmund Brucker
(Indiana / Ohio, 1912-1999)
Provincetown Buildings, ca.1940s
oil on masonite panel
signed lower right.
From Ask Art: Edmund Brucker was active as a portrait painter in Indianapolis from 1938 until his death, and he recorded the likenesses of many prominent people around the state, including Dr. and Mrs. Norris Shreve, Mrs. Otis R. Bowen, and Colonel A. Weir Cook. In 1967, the artist retired from his post of almost thirty years as a professor at the Herron School of Art. Brucker represented a dwindling group of Indiana artists whose rigorous artistic training prepared them for the exactitude of portrait painter.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1912. He studied art at the Cleveland School of Art and graduated in 1934. His teachers included Henry Keller, Rolf Stoll, and Paul Travis. In 1938, Brucker joined the faculty of the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he taught until his retirement in the early 1980s.
Brucker exhibited widely through the Great Lakes region. His work was shown at The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art, Milwaukee Art Institute, Carnegie Institute, and regularly at the Hoosier Salon Annuals and the Indiana State Fair.
21 1/2"H x 40"W (sight), 25 1/2"H x 44 1/2"W (frame)
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