John Brunsdon RE (1933-2014)
Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, John Brunsdon is known worldwide for his distinctive and colourful landscape etchings and was one of Britain’s most recognised printmakers. He studied at Cheltenham College of Art from 1949-53 and the Royal College of Art from 1955-58. Taught by some of the finest British printmakers including Julian Trevelyan, Edwin Ladell and Edward Bawden. He was a founder member of the Printmakers Council in 1965 with Valerie Thornton and Michael Rothenstein. His first one man exhibition in Britain was in 1967 at the Curwen Gallery and in the USA, 1975. His work is represented in the Arts council, Tate Gallery, The British Council, V&A, MOMA, New York, Scottish Museum of Modern Art and many other public collections.