History: 1888 Painting of Sailboats in Blue Point


Artist Alfred Thompson Bricher frequently painted seascapes throughout the Northeast.

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Composite image. Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837–1908), american painter and member of the Hudson River School. Photo: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Alfred Thompson Bricher, the artist who painted the sailboat in Blue Point, lived from 1837 to 1908. This beautiful oil painting was made in 1888 and titled “Blue Point, Long Island.” Bricher was, according to online biographies, a self taught luminist. “He explored the effects of light and how it reflected, refracted, and absorbed on landscapes and seascapes.”


Photo: Alfred Thompson Bricher, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.