Bramley, Frank (1857-1915) by Scholes, Robert

Frank Bramley (1857 – 1915)

He was born in Lincoln and went to art school there from 1873 to 1878. He then spent five years studying abroad, first at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp and later in Venice. Back in England he joined a colony of about 20 artists working in Newlyn near Penzance in Cornwall, where he remained until 1895. The Newlyn School artists painted the everyday life of Cornish people and their landscape in paintings that are typically freely painted and sombre in tone. Artists in Cornwall formed a club in 1888,, which enabled painters of the sea such as Julius Olsson, Arnesby Brown, Adrian Stokes, and Algernon Talmage, to get together and discuss different techniques for capturing the essence of the wild and rugged north coast of Cornwall.

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