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Time and Tide, by Alfred Thompson Bricher, 1873, Dallas Museum of Art
Blue Point, Long Island, by Alfred Thompson Richer

I have been asked to compile all my articles on the United States.  Some had been compiled.  So here is half of my complete list.  Mutiny in Congress: Ship them to Guantanamo was a favorite.  For added pleasure, I thought you might enjoy a video featuring Alfred Thompson Bricher’s art.  The United States has produced great artists.  Members the Hudson  River school enjoyed landscape painting as did, for instance, members of the Barbizon School in France.

I hope to feature more paintings by the artists associated with the Hudson River school.

© Micheline Walker
November 3rd, 2012

1st List of Articles in Support of President Obama

Watching the US: the Collection, so far (June 29, 2012)

2nd List of Articles in Support of President Obama

Perish if you wish; I am safe” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) (October 28, 2012)
Bullying President Obama! Shame on Mr Romney (October 22, 2012)
On the Second Debate, the News 21st October 2012 (October 21, 2012)
Thoughts on the United States (October 18, 2012)
President Obama for America (October 17, 2012)
Taxes: the Freedom we Surrender (October 15, 2012)
Nationhood: Watching the United States (October 11, 2012)
The Voter Purge and the Folia (September 30, 2012)
Sandra Fluke, I agree with you… (August 25, 2012)
Resilience: From the French Revolution to the Interstate Highway System (July 18, 2012)
A New Marshall Plan for the United States (July 18, 2012)
A Glimpse at the Obama Years: Statesmanship (June 30, 2012)
Response to Mr Limbaugh: Abstinence for All (March 6, 2012
Musing on the State of Women (March 3, 2012)
Mutiny in Congress: Ship them to Guantanamo (December 21, 2011) 
Respect for life: on Anti-Abortion Extremism (October 28, 2011)

Alfred Thompson Bricher

Alfred Thompson Bricher (April 10, 1837- September 30, 1908) was an American painter associated with White Mountain art and the Hudson River School.  He studied at the Lowell Institute and with Albert Bierstadt, William Morris Hunt, and others.  By 1858, he made art his profession.  He opened a studio in Boston, but in 1868 he moved to New York City and showed “Mill-Stream at Newburyport” at the National Academy of Design.  He had first worked with oils, but ended up switching to watercolors.  In 1873, he became a member of the American Watercolor Society.  As did other members of the Hudson River School, Bricher painted landscapes mainly, but in the 1870s, he started to paint seascapes and these are the paintings that earned him renown.

The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century school.  Therefore, Bricher was a late member.  As Modern Art gained prominence, he was nearly forgotten, but he later regained notoriety as a marine painter.  In the 1890s he purchased a house near the sea in the New Dorp section of Staten Island.  He could view the Atlantic Ocean  and Raritan Bay.  He remained active until his death, in New Dorp in 1908.

Brahms “Variations on an Original Theme”