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Brewerton, George Douglas

George D. Brewerton (1820-1901) studied at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. As a member of the U.S. Army he sketched in California during the war with Mexico in 1847. He accompanied Kit Carson to Taos, New Mexico, writing an illustrated article about the experience for Harper's Magazine. In 1859 his home was listed as Newport, but he traveled widely, from California to the tropics to Ireland. He painted in the Adirondacks, Catskills, White Mountains, and along the New England coast up to the Bay of Fundy. Brewerton wrote poetry and non-fiction, including The War in Kansas: A Rough Trip to the Border, as well as training manuals for Civil War recruits. He maintained a studio in Newport in the 1860s and exhibited extensively, including shows at the National Academy of Design in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Art Association, and the Redwood Library in Newport. No items found.