Georges Bradberry

Bradberry was born on March 29, 1878 to a British father and French mother in Maromme, west of Rouen. At the age of 19, Bradberry attended classes at L’École des Beaux-Arts in Rouen and in 1898, exhibited four pictures at the Rouen Salon Municipale. His subjects tended to be natural scenes, overlaid by the effects of fog or haze, depicted using pastels and gouache. He painted both in France and in England.

In June 1902, Bradberry married an heiress through whom he met Delattre, Suzanne, and Madelaine. He collaborated with Delattre and others to set up the Société des Artistes Rouennais and exhibited there from 1907, and from 1910 was vice president for four years. He organised the most important private exhibition of his career there, exhibiting over 40 pastels.

Many of Bradberry’s works were lost or destroyed in World War I, but in 1929 some pictures that had been exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Rouennais were rediscovered. He lived and worked in Brittany and Normandy, and is best known for his pastels and watercolours.