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Melbourne Brindle
Birth: Nov. 18, 1904
Melbourne
Victoria, Australia
Death: Sep. 19, 1995
Vero Beach
Indian River County
Florida, USA

Artist. Born Ewart Melbourne Brindle, he began drawing as a teenager and in 1918 moved to San Francisco, where he worked on department store advertisements and painted several scenes, including a now well known one of a tower on the Golden Gate Bridge. In 1938 he relocated to the eastern United States and illustrated for Woman's Home Companion, the Saturday Evening Post, Look, The New Yorker and other magazines. During World War II he created several now famous posters to promote the sale of War Bonds. Long interested in antique cars, Brindle often used them as subjects, and in 1971 his famed paintings of pre-World War I Rolls Royces were published in a volume titled "20 Silver Ghosts", which was re-released to wide acclaim in 1978. His other works include several US postage stamps, including four 1971 8-cent stamps on the theme of Historic Preservation and 1975's 10-cent stamp "World Peace Through Law". In 1978 he relocated to Boston, the hometown of his second wife (an artist who became his manager), where he painted several well received scenes of the Charles River and the views from the windows of their home. In the early 1980's Brindle moved to Camden, Maine and in the late 1980s he retired to Vero Beach. His paintings are highly prized and can be found in the Smithsonian Institution and other galleries. In addition, two Brindles, one of a Daimler automobile owned by King Edward VII and one of a Rolls Royce owned by King George V, are on display in Buckingham Palace. The Brindle Estate continues to operate, and copies of his works are available for purchase on its website. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Emily Bennis Brindle (1917 - 2004)
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Nov 25, 2007
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Melbourne Brindle
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Melbourne Brindle
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Melbourne Brindle
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