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. At the age of nineteen, Bridgeman moved to France, and after being tutored by the American artist Robert Wylie for two years, 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 a studio in the town of Biskra, Algeria. After long journeys in the region, Bridgman published Winters in Algeria about his exploits. One such journey he undertook later was along the Nile with fellow American artist Charles Sprague Pearce.
Bridgman exhibited at the American Art Gallery New York in the late eighties and subsequently became an officer of the Legion d'Honneur. His works met with success 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