biographie de Gerald Leslie BROCKHURST (1890-1978)

Birth place: Birmingham, England

Death place: Franklin Lakes, NJ

Addresses: Franklin Lakes, NJ

Profession: Portrait painter, etcher

Studied: Birmingham Sch. Art; Royal Acad., London; Paris; Milan

Exhibited: Royal Acad., London; AIC, 1935, 1940.

Member: Royal Acad., London; Royal Soc. Painter-Etchers (Fellow, 1921); Royal Soc. Portrait Painters, London (Fellow, 1923)

Work: etchings in many museums

Comments: Beginning in the 1920s, he became best known as an etcher of female portraits and figures, often using his wife, Anais, as his model. In 1929, he fell in love with Kathleen Woodward, a young artist"s model, and she is the sitter in his most famous etching, "Adolescence" of 1932. In 1939, he divorced his wife to marry Kathleen, and they moved to New Jersey. She died in 1995, and her estate collection was sold by Dawson"s Auctioneers, Morris Plains, NJ, in 1998.

Sources: WW59; article, Maine Antique Digest (Dec., 1997)

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