Monday, April 29, 2024

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890 –1978) was a British painter and etcher.

During the 1930s and 1940s he was celebrated as a portraitist, painting society figures such as Marlene Dietrich and the Duchess of Windsor.

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst | Portrait head study, probably Marguèrite Folin

Today he is best known for his small etched prints of beautiful, idealized women – many of them modelled by his first and second wives.

The Basque Boy

In August 1939 Brockhurst moved to the United States. In New York City, Brockhurst became both famous and rich with a series of society portraits but his printmaking output diminished, especially his etchings. He produced a few lithographs at the end of his career (around 1945).

Chiquita 1923-24

In 1951, he was elected to the National Academy of Design as an Associate member.

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