Rae Sloan Bredin
oil on board, 8" x 10"
Co-founder of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the New York School of Fine Arts, Rae Bredin was a Pennsylvanian by birth and remained there most of his life. He was known for his landscape and portrait paintings and especially for his association with the New Hope Impressionist painters, an area he first visited in 1909. Rae Bredin was born in Butler, Pennsylvania in 1881. After graduation from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1898, he attended the New York School of Art from 1900 to 1903, where he studied under William Merritt Chase and Frank Du Mond.Bredin has taught at both the New York School of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College). His paintings are in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; National Arts Club, New York City; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; Philadelphia Art Club; and Salmagundi Club, New York City.Upon his death in 1933, Bredin was given a memorial exhibition at Phillips Mill, New Hope.