EVERETT LLOYD BRYANT
American (1864-1945) / Pennsylvania / California / Delaware
“AT THE OPERA”
Signed Lower Right
Estate Stamp Verso
Book References : 23
Museums : Pennsylvania Academy or Fine Art; Baltimore Museum of Art;
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; St. Paul Art Institute
Image Size : 24.75” x 30” / Framed Size 33" x 38"
Everett Lloyd BRYANT (1864-1945)
Death place: Los Angeles, CA
Addresses: Hendrecks, PA, 1908-09; Baltimore, MD, 1914-20; Los Angeles, CA/Wilmer, CA, from 1930s
Profession: Painter, muralist
Studied: with Blanc and Couture in Paris; Herkomer, in London; Pennsylvania Academy or Fine Art, with Anshutz, Chase, Breckenridge, 1901-04
Exhibited: SNBA, 1895; Pennsylvania Academy or Fine Art,, frequently, 1904-24; Art Institute of Chicago; Pan.-Pac. Exposition, San Francisco 1915 (silver medal); Corcoran Gallery, 1916-23; Arlington Galleries, NYC, 1918; Los Angeles Art Association, 1934 (merit award); Golden Gate Exhibition, 1939; California Watercolor Society, 1939; Baltimore Museum of Art, 1946 (memorial); Society of Independent Artists
Member: Pennsylvania Academy or Fine Art, Baltimore Watercolor Society; Phiiladelphia Watercolor Club; California Watercolor Society; Washington County Museum of Art
Work: Pennsylvania Academy or Fine Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; St. Paul Art Institute; Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Comments: Preferred media: watercolor, oil. While living in Baltimore, he and his wife spent summers painting in Southern Maryland, Maine and New Hampshire. He moved to California in 1930, taking sketching trips into Nevada and Arizona. His wife Maude Drein Bryant was also an artist.
Sources: Who’s Who 1949; Hughes, Artists in California, 1977-78; Danly, Light, Air, and Color, 30; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 326
This painting is from the estate of Everett Lloyd Bryant. The stretcher bore no title. Bryant painted a number of such scenes –
at balls, the ballet, costume parties. Each bore a quite simple name. As such, we are taking the liberty of naming this painting simply,
as he might have : “AT THE OPERA”.
We do not know which performance, and should someone be more versed in both opera and operetta,
we would appreciate any information that might help us to tie this down more specifically.
The backdrop setting seems to represent a Mediterranean grotto.
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