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    IT'S BRIDGMAN...

    No "e". George Bridgman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    No "e". George Bridgman.
    What am I gonna do with this bucket of "E"s then, smart guy?

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    I know...there's a ton of them! Might I suggest..."ebay"?

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    Too late, they're already on Etsy.

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    *SIGH* and it's only January.



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    Bridgeman.


    What're you going to do about it chump?

    "Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."
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    Wow...I can only hope you're kidding? It's a common mistake that I've seen a lot lately...thought it might help to point it out so if someone is doing a search on George Bridgman they would have the correct spelling. Plus just the notion of being correct and respectful of one of the giants of figurative drawing.

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    Of course I'm kidding. I just didn't realize this epidemic struck the community at its heart and needed a whole thread dedicated to it.

    I would like to point out however that there are two of the letter "e" in George Bridgman.

    :p

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    Whew!...Yeah - it doesn't really...probably shouldn't have clogged things up with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    Wow...I can only hope you're kidding? It's a common mistake that I've seen a lot lately...thought it might help to point it out so if someone is doing a search on George Bridgman they would have the correct spelling. Plus just the notion of being correct and respectful of one of the giants of figurative drawing.
    You know what? I haven't heard him complain about it, so it must be okay!

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    It's a bridge, man!

    Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Chow View Post
    It's a bridge, man!

    Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha...
    What are you, James Brown(e)?

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    Those darn kids and their mispellin' with their iphones and their internets and their computers! When I was your age, I spelled Bridgeman without an 'e'










    ...wait......did I just spelled it..........gosh darn it!

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    It's Gorg Bridgman, and don't you forget it!

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    Pretty sure I've called him Bridgmen before.

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    Just did a search and edited a bunch of my posts .


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaW_ View Post
    Bridgeman.


    What're you going to do about it chump?
    Don't mess with the wookie. Jeff is 6'5" and about 265. I'm the only guy who's ever brought him down and I had to do it with with a moose antler fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    Don't mess with the wookie. Jeff is 6'5" and about 265. I'm the only guy who's ever brought him down and I had to do it with with a moose antler fake.
    There's only a two inch difference in our heights. I'll let y'all gamble on which way it goes.



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    THE MYSTERY DE-MYSTIFIED!

    THE CONTROVERSY CONTROVERTED!

    All through the power of RESEARCH AND INSOMNIA!
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    When I think back to my teachers, I'm envious of art students who got to study with people of Bridgeman's caliber.

    Do you mean "Bridgman" not "Bridgeman"?

    --you have put your finger on a real mystery. My copy of Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy spells it "Bridgman" without the "e" but if you go back to Rockwell's "My Adventures as an Illustrator" (where some of these quotes come from) the name is spelled "Bridgeman" and on the backs and margins of some of these drawings it is written "Bridgeman" as well. I didn't feel comfortable correcting the spelling from direct quotes and contemporaneous documents, but I admit it's confusing the way it is now. Does anybody out there have an answer?

    From what I found, it is, in fact "Bridgman." It is possible that the copy editor thought that the lack of an "E" was a typo, and added it in.

    I agree, the majority of sources spell the name as you suggest, "Bridgman."

    It's unlikely the "e" in Rockwell's autobiography was a mere typo, as the book was a best seller with multiple printings and translations and was serialized in the Post. Even if it was a typo, that hardly accounts for the student drawings that spell the name with an "e." Some web sites spell it with an "e" though many of them seem to have taken that spelling from Rockwell.

    the issue of whether to E, or not to E in Bridgman's name: Regardless of what is printed on the back of his student's studies, and what Norman Rockwell has to say about it, my money is on him being able to spell his own name, which he spells, repeatedly, as Bridgman, in my tattered 5th printing of Bridgman's Life Drawing, from 1943

    Re: Spelling of George's name, he wisely founded his own publishing company, Bridgman Publisher's Inc.

    And there you have it!

    but what it is, I couldn't really tell you...

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    Nice Cory!

    Elwell...you made me LOL all over m'self!

    And what dpaint says is true...but there was a lot of drinkin goin on!

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    I'm curious to know how high is 6"5, so I did an online conversion to centimeters and realized 6"5 is actually a fucking 198+ cm. That's 2 meters, dude! For people like Jeff, they can always become basketball coaches in grade school even if they give up their art career.

    I'm also puzzled by the "E" in Bridgman. Some sources include the 'E' and some don't. I tend to write it as "Bridgeman", though. LOL

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    I just call him George.

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    the controversy continues...

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    There is also Frederick Arthur Bridgman( I thought his name was spelled with an 'e', my bad for that)
    http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/artist.php?artistid=412

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    Cory I read about the same stuff about the confusion of name at David Apatoff's blog. The same info as you have written, thanks for writng the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhanu View Post
    There is also Frederick Arthur Bridgman( I thought his name was spelled with an 'e', my bad for that)
    http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/artist.php?artistid=412
    Cool!

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    I prefer Bridgman, just because I think it's more badass without the E in there.

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    Had a good laugh


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    I look at the title and think:

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