George de Forest Brush_September 28, 1855_April 24, 1941_Grew up in Danbury Connecticut attended the National Academy of Design in New York and studied with Jean-Léon Gérome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where Abbott H. Thayer was also a student.
George de Forest is for the most part Academically to slick for are taste and his figures look too cut out at times. He does exhibit outstanding composition and design. George presents an empathetic take on Native Americans.
Although we do not approve of overt Social Realism George brings more to the table. The is about a time frame and its peoples presented tastefully and one does not feel an illustrative narrative.