Adrian Louis Brewer

1891 – 1956

Adrian Louis Brewer


St. Paul, Minnesota


Sky-landscape, portrait and still-life painting

A portrait and landscape painter who received special attention for his floral work, Adrian Brewer was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and raised between there and New York City as one of six sons of Rose Koempel Brewer and Nicholas Brewer, prominent late 19th-century portrait and landscape artist.

Adrian Brewer attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul and also the University of Minnesota. During this time, he studied with Delle E Randall at the St. Paul Institute School of Art and at the Art Students League in New York City. He later began focusing on landscapes, doing plein-air painting, and traveled extensively in the South and Southwest including Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona.