Self Portrait by George De Forest Brush

George’s formal training began at the National Academy of Design in New York when he was 16. In 1872 he entered Jean- Léon Gérôme’s workshop in Paris. He studied there and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for almost 6 years. George was elected to the Society of American Artists not long after he returned to America in 1880. After he joined the society he spent a great deal of time traveling around the world to such places as Florence, New York, and Paris. In 1901 he traveled to Dublin, New Hampshire and purchased a farm.

He got his art instruction at the National Academy of New York and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He developed a very realistic style. On his return to the US he traveled to Wyoming and Montana. In 1881 Brush lived in Montana and Wyoming where he observed Indian life. In Wyoming he lived with and painted the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians. In Montana he lived with and painted the Crow Indians.

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