Bridgman, Frederic Arthur, 1847–1927, American painter of genre and of scenes of Middle Eastern antiquity, b. Tuskegee, Ala. He studied under Gérôme in Paris, where he remained as an important figure in the large American colony. Among his romantic, academic paintings are The Procession of the Bull Apis (Corcoran Gall.) and Awaiting his Master (Art Inst., Chicago). He also wrote several books, including Winters in Algeria (1890).