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Hugh Bridport

London, England 1794

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Luce Artist Biography

Hugh Bridport and his brother, George, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1816 at the encouragement of the artist Thomas Sully. Settling in Philadelphia, the brothers founded a drawing academy and built successful careers as artists. Hugh Bridport was a founding member of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and taught drawing there for six years. He stopped painting miniatures around 1848.