George Matthew BRUESTLE

American-born artist who visited St Ives before 1923 - when a visitor noticed paintings by Bruestle and Richard Hayley LEVER hanging on the walls of a pub. (Tovey 2009, p331)  It appears from a survey of internet resources that he specialised in architectural features (barns, brick factories, etc) and figurative subjects.  Most titles indicate New England settings (he was born in New York and died in Connecticut), but it is not known how many or what paintings he may have left in Europe after his visit/s.


Painter, specialising in architectural features

works and access

Works include: Late Afternoon (c1901)

Access to works: Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut (85 sketches by George & Bertram Bruestle, gifted in 1997 by the estate of Mildred Bruestle); Smithsonian, Washington DC


Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History