|Anne M. Bremer|
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"Still Life with Hydreangeas"
Oil on canvas
28 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches
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Anne M. Bremer was born in San Francisco, California on May 21, 1868 of German parents. Anne Bremer began her art studies locally at the Mark Hopkins Institute and Art Students League under Emil Carlsen and Arthur Mathews followed by study in Paris with Andre Lhote and Moderne and La Palette. After her studies, Bremer was a strong crusader for the modern art movement. At the turn of the century her avant garde approach departed greatly from the more accepted, academic style of that period. Her painting specialties were the old barns, dilapidated buildings, and landscapes of Saratoga, San Jose, Monterey and Belvedere as well as portraits and still lifes. A lifelong resident of San Francisco, she died there on October 26, 1923, a victim of leukemia.
Member: San Francisco Society of Women Artists; San Francisco Art Association (board of directors); San Francisco Sketch Club, (Pres. 1905-7).
Exhibited: Del Monte Art Gallery (Monterey), 1907-14; Salon d’Automne, Paris, 1911; Society of Washington Artists; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Society of Independent Artists, NY; San Francisco Art Association, 1903-22; Panama-Pacific International Exhibition, 1915; de Young Museum, 1915, 1916; Hill Tolerton Gallery, San Francisco, 1916, 1922; Arlington Galleries of New York, 1917; San Francisco Palace of Fine Art, 1919, 1923; San Francisco Print Rooms, 1923; .
Works held: Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland; Oakland Museum; San Jose YWCA (memorial panel); Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco (mural); Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.
Harlow, Ann. Independent Art Curator. Print.