Alfred Thompson Bricher
Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Alfred Bricher grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts and opened a studio in Boston in 1859. He later moved to New York and established a studio there. Known for his detailed, luminous and tranquil marine painting, Bricher traveled throughout New England, painting the coastlines of Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island. He also made numerous trips to Grand Manan, and in the 1860s, followed his contemporaries to paint the popular vistas of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. There, particularly at North Conway, he studied and painted with Albert Bierstadt, William Morris Hunt, Gabriella Eddy, and Benjamin Champney.
Bricher exhibited his works at the National Academy of Design, the Boston Art Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art among others. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society, Boston Art Club, Brooklyn Art Club and the National Academy of Design. His works are held in the permanent collections of the Farnsworth Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.