George Matthew Bruestle [1871-1939]
Fall Landscape, 1921
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches
Signed at lower left.
George Matthew Bruestle is an American Realist/Impressionist painter known for his intimate landscapes. Born and raised in New York City, Bruestle studied at the Art Students’ League of New York in 1886 at the young age of fifteen and later in Paris. That same year, Bruestle visited Essex, CT and eventually purchased a second home in Hadlyme, Old Lyme as the Art Colony formed. Bruestle’s main studio was in New York City.
Inspired by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot [1796-1875] and other French landscape painters, Bruestle’s style was a mix of Early Realism and Early Impressionist techniques. He was an adept draftsman and his paintings favored earlier European examples but, later took on a brighter Impressionist palette and brushy quality of the Old Lyme Art Colony.
He died in 1939 in New Haven, Connecticut at the age of 67.
– Original biography written by David Smernoff, From Here To Antiquity, October 12, 2016.
– Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
– Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
– Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
– Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT
– National Academy of Design, New York, NY
– Paris Salon of 1895, Paris, France
– Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
– Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
– Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
– Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
– San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
– Old Lyme Art Colony
– The Society of American Artists
– The National Arts Club
– Allied Artists of America
– The Salmagundi Club
– The Lotos Club
– Jeffrey Cooley, Art Professional
– Who Was Who in American Art edited by Peter Hastings Falk