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Manuel Bromberg

Manuel Bromberg

Manuel Bromberg
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Intro Artist
Is Painter
From United States of America
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 6 March 1917, Centerville, USA
Star sign Pisces
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship  
Legionnaire of Legion of Merit  
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Manuel Abraham Bromberg (born March 6, 1917 Centerville, Iowa) is an American artist, and Professor Emeritus of Art, at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He was a 1946 Guggenheim Fellow.


Bromberg was born in Centerville, Iowa to David Bromberg, an immigrant from Germany, and Tonata Sobul, an immigrant from Poland. At the age of 16, Bromberg was chosen the winner of the prestigious George Bellows Award, a national art competition among high school students. First prize was a year's scholarship to the Pratt Institute in New York City, but he opted instead to accept a full scholarship to the Cleveland School of Art. He studied at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, with Boardman Robinson and Henry Varnum Poor, from 1932 to 1940.

Bromberg completed three murals for the New Deal's Section of Fine Arts: Greybull, Wyoming, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and Geneva, Illinois.

Bromberg married Jane Dow in Woodstock, New York, in December 1941.

Technical Sgt. Manuel Bromberg, World War II

In 1943, at the age of 26, Bromberg was appointed by George Biddle, Chairman of the War Department Art Advisory Board, as an official war artist. Bromberg was assigned to serve with the European Theater of Operations (England, France and Germany) and landed on Omaha Beach in June 1944. While in France, Bromberg met Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and Georges Braque.

In 1944, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Bromberg taught at Salem College, North Carolina State University College of Design, from 1949 to 1954, where he collaborated with Buckminster Fuller and others to form Skybreak Carolina Corp. In 1953, Bromberg was commissioned to create a mural for the student union building of NCSU.

In the 1960s, while Professor of Painting at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Bromberg created a series of monumentally-scaled castings of cliff faces. One of Bromberg's cliff sculptures appears in the permanent collection of Storm King Art Center.

Bromberg lives in Woodstock, New York. He turned 100 in March 2017.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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