Robert Brackman

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Robert Brackman
Robert Brackman.jpg
Sculpture of Robert Brackman, published in the book Labor Sculpture by Max Kalish, Comet Press.
Born(1898-09-25)September 25, 1898
Died(1980-07-16)July 16, 1980
Noank, Connecticut, United States
NationalityUkrainian/American
EducationNational Academy of Design.
Ferrer School, San Francisco
Known forPainting

Robert Brackman (September 25, 1898 – July 16, 1980) was an American artist and teacher, best known for large figural works, portraits, and still lifes.

Biography[edit]

Robert Brackman was born on September 25, 1898, in Odessa, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine). He immigrated to the United States in 1908 or 1910.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[4] In 1932, Brackman was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full member in 1940.[5]

He painted portraits of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Abby Aldrich Rockefeller,[6] Charles Lindbergh, John Foster Dulles, Miirrha Alhambra[7] (Pauline Joutard de Evia) as well as portraits commissioned by the United States Air Force Academy and the State Department.[4]

He painted a portrait of actress Jennifer Jones for use as a prop in the 1948 film Portrait of Jennie, where it represents a portrait painted by the character of Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten).[8]

The American artist Elaine Hamilton was a student of Brackman.,[9] and so was Itshak Holtz.[10]

Brackman was married to Rochelle Post; they later divorced.[11] He had two daughters with his second wife.[citation needed] He died on July 16, 1980, in Noank, Connecticut.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Patterson, Richard Sharpe (1956). The Secretaries of State: Portraits and Biographical Sketches. U.S. Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ a b Fort, Ilene Susan; Quick, Michael (1991). American Art: A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. p. 313. ISBN 978-0-295-97027-1.
  3. ^ Instructors past and present, retrieved January 24, 2009 Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b [1], retrieved January 24, 2009
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Brackman portrait on the Colonial Williamsburg webpage [2] retrieved January 24, 2009
  7. ^ Photograph of portrait of Miirrha Alhambra by Brackman on two webpages [3] [4] retrieved January 23, 2009
  8. ^ Cotten, Joseph (1988). Vanity Will Get You Somewhere. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-380-70534-6.
  9. ^ Maryland Art Source Elaine Hamilton O'Neal Archived June 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved January 24, 2009
  10. ^ Richard McBee, The Jewish Press
  11. ^ Pisano, Ronald G.; Rood, Beverly (1987). The Art Students League: Selections from the Permanent Collection. The Association. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-934483-09-4.

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