Edward Brewer Print
Edward Brewer Print
Landscape print of an Edward V. Brewer painting. He is famously known for his Cream of Wheat ads in the early 20th c. In the 1930’s he persuaded the Northern Pacific Railroad to pay for transportation + lodging for his family in exchange for painting scenes along the way. Possibly a print from a calendar.
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History! From Saint Paul, Minnesota, Edward Brewer was a commercial artist, muralist + portrait painter whose style is sometimes compared to that of Norman Rockwell. For 15 years, beginning in 1911, he was employed by Emery Maples Company to do weekly ads for their major client, Cream of Wheat, + for this assignment, he created the character "Rastus", making a three dimensional portrait bust, from which he did various angle facial depictions. In total, he is credited with 102 ads for Cream of Wheat.
Brewer grew up in Saint Paul in a family of six boys whose parents were Rose Koempel Brewer + his father was Nicholas Brewer, a noted portrait painter. Edward's brother, Adrian became a landscape painter.
Prior to working on the Cream of Wheat ads, Edward had commercial art clients including Field and Stream magazine and Abercrombie & Fitch. Starting in the 1940s, after working for Cream of Wheat, Brewer was commissioned by the Jensen Printing Company of Minneapolis to do their annual calendar paintings.
He studied in New York at the Art Students League with Kenyon Cox, Walter Appleton Clark, Frank DuMond, + John Twachtmann, + with his father, Nicholas Brewer.
His work is in the capitol building in St. Paul, the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis + the University of Minnesota.
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