The purpose of this blog was to force me to do a drawing a day. However, it is other artist’s drawings I seem to display.
The artist's correct name is J[ospeh] Henry Bracker, 1890-1957. He was my father. His older brother, M[urray] Leone Bracker, was an artist also, and so my father shortened his signature so as not to compete. My cousin was Charles Bracker, an artist who created Chessie the Cat, the icon of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad advertising; he wrote a children's book about Chessie, with the name of Chessie The Cat. I am an amateur artist who lives in San Francisco. My father and his brother lived in NYC but Daddy moved his family to Shreveport and then to Houston. He illustrated some novels by Edna Ferber and Rex Stout and some stories by Bret Harte.
Hello, Thank you for the information on your father and the other artists in your family. Very interesting! Garret
Thank you "Anonymous" for the update on your father and uncle's names. I found this post trying to get more information on your uncle. I had heard his name was either Maurice of Michael, but it looks like that was all wrong. If you have any more information to share on them, I'd love to hear it. I admire their work very much.
I have come across an oil painting of a "Sailor and Girl" that was signed J Henry Bracker and I was just looking for information about it.