Oil and watercolor painter Ann Brockman, who was known for her depictions of the landscape, the coastline, the figure, and animals, was born in Alameda, California in 1899. She studied with painters Gifford Beal and John Sloan at the Art Students League in New York City. Over the years, she exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, and with the Society of Independent Artists, and Salons of America in New York City. She was an instructor at the Cape Ann School of Art at Rockport, Massachusetts, and spent much time painting in that location and on Cape Cod. She died in New York City in 1943.