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Hugh Bridport

Born:
London, England 1794

Died:
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.