Holly Trostle Brigham

Through self-portraits, Holly Trostle Brigham calls attention to the challenges women artists have faced through history, illuminating the legacies of strong women of the past by blending them with her own identity and personal experiences of what it is like to be a woman and an artist today.

Holly Trostle Brigham is a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts-trained figurative painter who creates mythical allegories of contemporary historical subjects. Her paintings are included in prestigious public collection like the National Portrait Gallery in D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Corcoran Collection in D.C., Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania State University, and Allentown Art Museum.

 

For more of Holly’s art go to http://www.hollytrostlebrigham.com

Philadelphia: A City That Encourages Artists to Take Risks

Philadelphia

“This is a city rich in history, at least in American terms,’ says Timothy Rub, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ‘The historical and contemporary interweave in all sorts of fascinating ways. In terms of art, there are several museums’ worth of work to inspire the new generations of creative people coming through’.”

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Brooklyn Art Library

I am excited for the opportunity to have my sketchbook included in the public collections of the Brooklyn Art Library!

 

New Painting

When you’ve looked at enough goddamn John Sloan paintings to last you a lifetime and anything is better painted over William Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil.

Annette Nichols Portrait Painting