Robert Bolling Brandegee

Robert Bolling Brandegee (April 4, 1849 - March 5, 1922) was an American painter and learned active in Connecticut.

Brandegee was born in Berlin, Connecticut and perhaps studied considering John Henry Hill and unconventional with Thomas Charles Farrer. His in advance works were small-scale watercolors painted in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites but in April 1872 he moved to Paris to work below Louis Jacquesson de la Chevreuse and chemical analysis at the École des Beaux-Arts. There he concentrated on portraiture and figure studies, but moreover painted genre, landscape, portraits, flowers, still lifes and allegorical subjects. In 1880 he returned to America, where he taught at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut until 1903.

Brandegee exhibited at various venues including the Society of American Artists, the Exposition Universelle (1889), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, and elsewhere. Today he is remembered as an American Pre-Raphaelite strongly influenced by Frank Duveneck and the Munich School. He died in Farmington.

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