Edward Vincent Brewer of St. Paul was Minnesota's answer to famed illustrator Norman Rockwell. From 1911 until 1926 Brewer created the enormously popular fullpage Cream of Wheat advertisements that appeared monthly in dozens of national magazines. The folksy ads for the Minneapolis company have become collector's items.
The son of one of this country's finest portrait painters (and the father of a talented portraitist), Edward Brewer was also a gifted muralist and portrait painter. His paintings of business, academic, and political leaders
in Minnesota are included in numerous public and private collections.