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William Ed Bryan artwork • painting • previously for sale A reclining nude

Bryan W.E.  | William Edward Bryan, A reclining nude, oil on canvas 50.5 x 60.6 cm, signed l.r.

William Ed Bryan

A reclining nude
oil on canvas 50.5 x 60.6 cm, signed l.r.

This painting was previously for sale.

American painter William Ed Bryan was a well-known figure and portrait painter in Texas in his day. He was born there in Whitney, but lived and worked most of his life in Dublin (TX). He received his education at the famous Art Academy of Cincinnati and upon his graduation in 1905 he received an art scholarship to the Académie Colarossi in Paris. There he also studied at the Académie Julian under Jean Paul Laurens. During his Paris period he made study trips to England, Italy, Germany and Holland. In 1907 Ed Bryan was appointed as a teacher at the Art Academy of Cincinnati but his failing health forced him to give it up after two years and he returned to Dublin.

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