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George Douglas Brewerton

New Mexico

Pioneer artist of territorial New Mexico
soldier, historian, preacher, lawyer, poet, and real estate agent

George Douglas Brewerton was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a sketch artist and painter. Brewerton trained as a solider at West Point and crossed from California to New Mexico Territory in 1848 as part of the Army attachment accompanying Kit Carson. Brewerton's Southwest oil paintings were some of the first landscapes of this territory exhibited in New York. He died in Fordham, New York in 1901.


George Douglas Brewerton, Fitz Poodle at Newport: An Incident of the Season (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1869) [online text]

_____________________, Argonaut Memories, a Poem Read Before the California Pioneers at the Annual Celebration at Camp Taylor, September 9th, 1887 (San Francisco: F. Eastman & Co., printers, 1887)


George Douglas Brewerton, A Ride with Kit Carson through the Great American Desert and the Rocky Mountains (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853)

_____________________, The War in Kansas (New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856)(Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1971)

_____________________, Wars of the Western Border; or, New Homes and a Strange People (New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857)

_____________________, In the Buffalo Country (New York: Harper & Bros., 1862)

_____________________, Ida Lewis, the Heroine of Lime Rock (Newport, Rhode Island: A.J. Ward, 1869)

_____________________, In the Buffalo Country (Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne, 1970)

Lieutenant George Douglas Brewerton

Geroge Douglas Brewerton, In the Buffalo Country,
Harper's New Monthly Magazine
447 (Sept. 1862)


Jourdan Houston, George Douglas Brewerton (1827-1901): Pioneer Artist of Territorial New Mexico, 73 (3) New Mexico Historical Rev. 207-233 (1998)