Rae Sloan Bredin
Artist: Rae Sloan Bredin
Title: Breaking Skies
Medium: Oil on Canvas 30" x 40"
Rae Sloan Bredin was born on September 9, 1880 in Butler County, Pennsylvania. He was a portrait, figurative and landscape artist.
Bredin studied art at The Pratt Institute in 1899 and continued his studies with such renowned artists as Eakins, DuMond and with William Merritt Chase at The Chase School of Art. He also mentored with William Langson Lathrop of the Pennsylvania New Hope Impressionism School.
He exhibited quite successfully, starting with The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (1912,1915,1918), The National Academy of Design, NYC, 1914(prize), 1921(prize), The Pan-Pacific Expo, San Francisco, 1915(prize), The Corcoran Galleries, Washington D.C., 1916-1932, The Salmagundi Club, NYC, 1921(prize), 1923(prize), The Philadelphia Academy, 1922(prize), The Art Institute of Chicago, 1922(prize), The Sesqui-Centennial Expo, Philadelphia, 1926(medal) and The National Arts Club, NYC, 1928(prize).
Rae Sloan Bredin was a member of many prestigious art organizations including being made an Associate Member of The National Academy of Design in 1921, The Allied Artists of America, The Salmagundi Club, The International Society of Arts & Letters, NYC, The National Arts Club, The Philadelphia Sketch Club and The Portrait Painters, Philadelphia.
Bredin was known for his portraits and his impressionistic landscapes of New Hope, Pa. He first visited the area in 1911, settling there in 1914.
He was a master teacher at The Chase School of Fine Art, Shinnecock, Long Island, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville and The School of Design for Women, Philadelphia.
At The School of Design for Women he no doubt influenced the young women students who went on to form ‘The Philadelphia Ten”, which included such renowned artists as Martha Walter.
Rae Sloan Bredin died on July 17, 1933 in Philadelphia.