Hugh Henry Breckenridge
Hugh Henry Breckenridge
|Born||October 6, 1870|
|Died||November 4, 1937 (aged 67)|
|Education||Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts|
|Known for||Painting, Educator|
Hugh Henry Breckenridge (1870-1937), was an American painter and art instructor who championed the artistic movements from impressionism to modernism. Breckenridge taught for more than forty years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, becoming the school's Dean of Instruction in 1934. He also taught from 1920 to 1937 at his own Breckenridge School of Art in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Breckenridge was born on October 6, 1870 in Leesburg, Virginia. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he met first met William Edmondson. In 1892, he traveled to Paris where he studied under Adolphe William Bouguereau. He travel though Europe with his colleague Walter E. Schofield.
Breckenridge opened his own school in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the Breckenridge School of Art, where he taught summer classes every year from 1920 to 1937.
Breckenridge exhibited widely from 1896 until his death, starting at the Art Club of Philadelphia and, towards the end of his life, in 1934, at the Whitney Museum. His work was included in the 1926 Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition.
White Phlox, 1906.
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Illinois
The Pestilence (formerly War), c.1918.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Cape Ann Shore, 1924.
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts
- Walter Inglis Anderson
- Sarah Baker
- Walter Emerson Baum
- Maude Drein Bryant
- Arthur Beecher Carles
- Elizabeth Kitchenman Coyne
- Edith Emerson
- Nancy Maybin Ferguson
- Allan Freelon
- Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer
- Marie Hull
- Thomas Lorraine Hunt
- Susette Schultz Keast
- Harriet Randall Lumis
- John Marin
- Delle Miller
- Mary Elizabeth Price
- Leopold Seyffert
- Mary Given Sheerer
- Nan Sheets
- Ben Solowey
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