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“Gerald Brockhurst: A Private Collection” at The Fine Art Society, London

Head of A Girl (Dorette), 1942 by Gerald Brockhurst (1890-1978), Lithograph, signed in pencil G. L. Brockhurst, lower left, from the edition of 30, 10 x 4 7/8 inches • 25.4 x 12.4 cm; sheet 15 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches • 40 x 27.3 cm, The Fine Art Society
(Courtesy: The Fine Art Society)

Running until the end of February is a display of works by artist Gerald Brockhurst drawn from a private collection. The acclaimed British-American artist is celebrated in this latest exhibition at the Fine Art Society in London in a show titled “Gerald Brockhurst: A Private Collection.”

“Gerald Brockhurst: A Private Collection” presents 50 etchings and lithographs by acclaimed British-American artist Gerald Brockhurst (1890-1978). Comprising works created between 1920 and 1945, this private collection covers the greater part of the artist’s printmaking practice.

Born in Birmingham in 1890, Brockhurst showed promising signs of his artistic talent while very young: the then headmaster of the Birmingham School of Art even announced he had discovered “a young Botticelli.” It was there that he encountered the work of the Pre-Raphaelite painters who, alongside his interest in the Italian Renaissance masters, would provide an ample source of inspiration for the formation of his style. Gerald Brockhurst was one of the most successful and expensive portrait painters in London during his lifetime, but he was also a highly skilled draughtsman and etcher. At a time when the market for contemporary etching was growing, he quickly mastered the technique and published his first prints in 1920. "Mélisande," "The Mirror," "Henry Rushbury," and "Yolande," among others from this early series, are included in this exhibition. 

The exhibition is on view through February 28, 2018 at The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT, UK.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/the-fine-art-society/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.