John Brunsdon


John Brunsdon, ‘Windermere’ 1973
Windermere 1973
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John Reginald Brunsdon ARCA was a British printmaker and painter. He was born in Cheltenham 15 August 1933 and died in Ipswich 13 April 2014.

Brunsdon studied at the Cheltenham College of Art from 1949 to 1953. After national service he attended the Royal College of Art from 1955 to 1958 under the tutelage of Julian Trevelyan and others including Edwin La Dell, Edward Ardizzone and Edward Bawden.

From 1958 to 1963 he was resident at Digswell House when he began teaching portrait painting part-time at St. Albans School of Art. He then moved to Woburn, Bedfordshire. In 1969 he established the printmaking department at St. Albans, where he taught full-time until moving to Suffolk in 1977.

Brunsdon was a full member of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 1965 a founder member of The Printmakers Council.

His etchings are in national and major collections worldwide including:

  • Tate Gallery, London [1]
  • Arts Council of Great Britain
  • British Council [2]
  • Government Art Collection [3]
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • National Trust
  • University of Warwick [4]

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