Born London, England, Brigden moved to Toronto in the late 1800’s. Traditional English watercolours were his early preference however his trips to the Canadian North, London, Manchester, Brussels and New York had a marked effect on his techniques and style. Using oil and watercolour, Brigden’s main subjects were landscapes of the rural regions of Quebec and Ontario. He travelled extensively throughout the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Alberta (particularly favouring Lake Louise), Manitoba, Lake Superior, and the East Coast of Canada. His work was exhibited with the RCA from 1896-1955 and with the AMM from 1903-1952 and was represented in the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.