Bertram Bruestle, (1906 - 1968) spent most of his childhood living in Lyme, Connecticut. Much of his youth was divided between visiting the Museum of Natural History and visiting a variety of art-related events, both of which influenced his life's work.
Bertram Bruestle was very close to his father George M. Bruestle, one of the most beloved members of the Lyme Art Colony. Bertram spent a lot of time with the artist Robert Vonnoh, one of George's closest friends. Edward Rook, another close friend of his father's also took an interest in Bert as did Louis Paul Dessar, George Bogert and Emil Carlsen!
Bertram Bruestle moved to Maryland in the late 1920s where he lectured and wrote on bird life, representing the State Game Department of Maryland, the State Board of Education and the National Association of Audubon Societies. He also worked at the Museum of Natural History in New York and illustrated medical journals for the department of neuroanatomy at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven.
After his father passed away in 1939, Bertram Bruestle took over his father's house and studio in Lyme. He became very active in the Lyme Art Association, serving as Secretary and then President for three years. Bertram carried on the tradition of painting Lyme landscapes well into the 1960s, developing his own distinctive style. The combination of his love for art and nature resulted in a special blend of beauty that carries through his work. cc; askart
The painting is in excellent condition and has the original frame and matting. There is a small scratch on the glass (last photo).
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