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During that time he painted both US military base construction and, on a lighter social note, civilian-related scenes.

He is known to have completed at least nine paintings, one of which, his 1942 painting of Front Street, Hamilton, is shown below.

As a war-time painting, it shows how Bermuda was then militarily "occupied" by British, American and Canadian military personnel.

The inner turmoil he suffered is well documented in the paintings themselves, but the underlying causes of his distress have been less understood. From Massachusetts, he featured prominently in the Masterworks Bermudiana book (pages 178-181) edited by the late Patricia Calnan. His small post impressionist paintings "Catching Bait off St.

These causes have been revealed for the first time in recently unsealed diaries from the AGO Archival Collection and letters from Bush to the influential New York critic Clement Greenberg, which are held by the Smithsonian Institution. George's" and "Ships Rounding Spanish Point" both of about 1932, were on the market in Bermuda in 2000 for $4,500 each. Born in Dewsbury, he emigrated to New York City where friends from the Art Students League encouraged him, age 23, to paint at Old Lyme, Connecticut.

19th April 1990 and 16th May 1991 Bermuda Post Office Commemorative First Day Covers and Postage Stamps that featured some of the famous artists mentioned below who painted in Bermuda in the early 1900s. A major reason is because when the USA and Great Britain were not the firm allies they are now, Bermuda underwent some profound changes, with many areas denuded of foliage and developed into British military - army and navy - fortifications mostly designed to defend against any attempted invasion from the USA, as was twice attempted by the USA against Canada.

Military artists were sent from Britain to militarily sensitive Bermuda during the 1800's, especially in the aftermath of the US War of Independence and particularly War of 1812 to 1814 when Bermuda had been a principal British base for British Army and Royal Navy land and sea forces that attacked Washington DC and burnt the White House.

This experience redirected him from portrait and figure subjects to landscapes.

An Impressionist, he focused on portrait and landscape subjects and spent much time at the artists colony at Old Lyme.

Also he was resident artist and head of the department of art, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, since 1936. During the day he worked full-time as an advertising illustrator.

The demands of work and his struggles with the parochial attitudes of the art establishment led to pressures that affected his life and his art.

Old Lyme is a small community in Connecticut, where, during the first quarter of the 20th century, it became one of the most influential art colonies in American art history.

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