Bertram G. Bruestle
(1909 - 1968)

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Bertram Bruestle, son of George Bruestle, was exposed in his childhood to the technicalities and pleasures of painting through his father’s association with the Old Lyme Art Colony. In the early 1920s, Bertram’s painting closely resembled the plein air style of his father and the other colonists, but later in life he turned to wildlife painting.

Bertram moved to Maryland in the late 1920s where he lectured and wrote on bird life, representing the State Game Department of Maryland, the State Board of Education and the National Association of Audubon Societies. On June 5, 1930, he married Mildred Buckey from Frederick, Maryland. Bertram also worked at the Museum of Natural History in New York and illustrated medical journals for the department of neuroanatomy at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven.

After his father passed away in 1939, Bertram took over his father's house and studio in Lyme. He became very active in the Lyme Art Association, serving as Secretary and then President for three years. Although he never received the national recognition or stature that his father did as an artist, Bertram carried on the tradition of painting Lyme landscapes well into the 1960s, developing his own distinctive style. The combination of his love for art and nature resulted in a special blend of beauty that carries through his work.




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