Alfred Thompson Bricher, a marine artist born in New Hampshire in 1837, grew up in Massachusetts. He was largely self-taught, although he did study at Boston’s Lowell Institute. He was inspired by the dramatic coastal rocks of New England which had an important impact on developing his style.
Bricher was often associated with the group of painters known as “The Hudson River School” who espoused a conservative and realistic approach to landscapes. His interests were in the play of light, water and air and a sense of luminosity in nature.
After moving to Southampton, Long Island in 1882 he was able to observe the sea closely. He lived there until his death and is still considered one of the best maritime painters of the late nineteenth century.
19th, 20th & 21st Century American Paintings