Frederick Arthur Bridgman

1847-1928 America-Orientalist

 

Brief Biography-Frederick Arthur Bridgman was from Tuskegee, Alabama. When he was a teenager his family moved to Boston where he took lessons in drawing and design. When he was nineteen he moved to France and after being tutored by the American artist Robert Wylie for two years he entered the workshop of none other than Jean-Leon Gérôme who was an acclaimed Orientalist artist. Four years later he travelled to North Africa where he set up studio in the town of Biskra, Algeria. After extensive sojourns in the region he published Winters in Algeria about his exploits. One such journey he undertook later was up the Nile with fellow American artist Charles Sprague Pearce.
He exhibited at the American Art Gallery New York in the late eighties and subsequently became an officer of the Legion d'Honneur. Whilst his works were highly appreciated in America and England, which were of other subjects apart from Orientalism, he spent his last years in Normandy France.

 

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Abu
Simbel

Abu Simbel

After
the Bath

After the Bath

An Interesting
Game

An Interesting Game

the
Procession

Procession in Honor of Isis

The Bathing
Beauties

The Bathing Beauties

Cleopatra on the Terraces of Philae

Cleopatra on the Terraces of Philae

Funeral of
a Mummy

Funeral of a Mummy

River Landscape
with Deer

River Landscape with Deer

Idle Moments An
Arab Courtyard

Idle Moments An Arab Courtyard

Sandstorm
in Biskya

Sandstorm in Biskya

In a Village El
Biar Algeria

In a Village El Biar Algeria

The
Bathing

The Bathing

Seaweed
Gatherers

The Seaweed Gatherers

In the
Harem

In the Harem

Towing on
the Nile

Towing on the Nile

Pharaoh-s
Army

Pharaoh-s Army Engulfed by the Red Sea

a street scene
in algeria

a street scene in algeria

reclining
beauty

reclining beauty