Georges Bradberry

Georges Bradberry

1878 – 1959

Bradberry was born on March 29th, 1878 in Maromme, which is located 10 miles west of Rouen. His father was British and kept his nationality even though his mother was French. They both lived in Saint-Saens. At the age of 19, Bradberry attended classes at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. He chose delicate techniques to express his art such as with watercolors and pastels. In 1898, he exposed three watercolors and one pastel at the Salon Municipale. In June 1902, Bradberry got married and became a wealthy man. Being good friends with Delattre, Suzanne, and Madelaine, he was able to participate in the creation of the Societe des Artistes Rouennais where he exposed his work for the first time in 1907. In 1910, he became vice president for four years. He organized the most important private exhibition of his career where he exposed 44 pastels.

During World War I, a large number of his works were lost or destroyed, but in 1929, some of his pieces that were exposed at the Salon des Artistes Rouennais were rediscovered.

Extremely independent, Bradberry liked to be surrounded by nature and above all enjoyed hiking in Normandy and in the Britany countryside.

At the end of World War II, he continued painting some landscapes in a remarkable and charming way. The tones of his palette are quite harmonious with a light atmosphere that radiates out of his work. The artist represented full control of his talent.

Bradberry lived a semester at Saint-Ceneri, and came back to Rouen where he died in 1959.

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