Sculpture of Robert Brackman, published in the book Labor Sculpture by Max Kalish, ©1938 Comet Press.
September 25, 1898|
Odes'ka Oblast, Ukraine
|Died||July 16, 1980
New London, Connecticut
|Education||National Academy of Design.
Ferrer School, San Francisco
Brackman studied at the National Academy of Design from 1919 to 1921, and the Ferrer School in San Francisco. From 1931, he had a long career teaching at the Art Students League of New York where he was a life member. He also taught at the American Art School in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum School, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and the Madison Art School in Connecticut. In 1932, Brackman was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full member in 1940.
He painted portraits of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Charles Lindbergh, John Foster Dulles, Miirrha Alhambra (Pauline Joutard de Evia) as well as portraits commissioned by the United States Air Force Academy and the State Department.
Brackman was married to Rochelle Post; they later divorced. He had two daughters with his second wife.
- Instructors past and present, retrieved January 24, 2009
- , retrieved January 24, 2009
- Brackman portrait on the Colonial Williamsburg webpage  retrieved January 24, 2009
- Photograph of portrait of Miirrha Alhambra by Brackman on two webpages   retrieved January 23, 2009
- Cotten, Joseph (1988). Vanity Will Get You Somewhere. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-380-70534-6.
- Maryland Art Source Elaine Hamilton O'Neal Retrieved January 24, 2009
- Richard McBee, The Jewish Press
- Brackman exhibition catalogs containing lists of works, available from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries.