More about Edward Vincent Brewer (1883-1971)

From Saint Paul, Minnesota, Edward Brewer was a commercial artist and portrait painter. For 15 years beginning in 1911, he was employed by Emery Maples Company to do weekly ads for their major client, Cream of Wheat, and for this assignment, he created the character “Rastus”.

He studied in New York at the Art Students League with Kenyon Cox, Walter Appleton Clark, Frank DuMond, and John Twachtmann, and with Nicholas Brewer.

In the 1930s, Brewer persuaded the Northern Pacific Railroad to pay for transportation and lodging for his family in exchange for painting scenes along the way. One of his subjects was Yellowstone Park with images of Old Faithful geyser.

His work is in the capitol building in St. Paul, the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota.

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Edward Vincent Brewer (1883-1971)
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