1927 (Berkeley, California)
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|Gerald Brommer is a watercolor and acrylic painter, collagist, teacher,
author and juror. He has written 23 books for high school and
college art classes, on a wide range of subjects. He has also
edited many high school and college texts and teacher resource
books. His books are published by Davis Publications Inc. of
Worcester, Massachusetts, and by Watson-Guptill Publishers of New York
He has exhibited in many national competitive watercolor
shows and has had over 160 one-man shows from Alaska to Florida, and
from Bermuda to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Each year, he juries
several national watercolor shows and regional exhibits.
26 years of teaching high school art, he continues his teaching
activities by leading workshops in the United States, Europe, Mexico,
Canada and South America. Some are location workshops working "en
plein-air"*, while others are studio classes in design, watercolor or
four different approaches to working with collage. He is a Life
Member and Past President of the National Watercolor Society*, and
Honorary President of the National Association of Painters in Acrylics.
His work has appeared in books as well as in American Artist, Southwest Art, and The Artist Magazine.
has completed filming 14 videos, of which 10 are produced for use in
art education classes, and 4 for practicing artists.
exhibited in more than 200 group exhibitions including American
Watercolor Society*, National Watercolor Society, Water USA Honor
Society, Birmingham Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art,
National Academy of Design*, West Coast Watercolor Society, Watercolor
West, The Royal Watercolor Society in London, Federation of Canadian
Artists, Frye Museum of Art, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Watercolor
Now, Watercolor Exhibition by Artists of Republic of China, United
States and Australia in Taiwan and in many more shows.
The Esther Wells Collection
International Artist magazine, August 2002
* For more in-depth information about these terms and others, see
|Biography from California Watercolor:|
|Gerald Brommer (1927- ) |
Born: Berkeley, CA; Studied: Concordia Teachers College (Nebraska),
University of Nebraska, Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles), Otis Art
Institute (Los Angeles), University of California (Los Angeles),
University of Southern California;
Member: California Water Color Society, West Coast Watercolor Society.
Gerald Brommer grew up in Northern California, then studied to be an
educator in Nebraska where he earned a Master’s degree. After
moving to Southern California, he received instruction in watercolor
painting from Watson Cross, Noel Quinn and Robert E. Wood. At the
beginning of his career he taught geography and painted whenever
possible. Gradually, he phased out the geography classes to allow
more time to paint and teach art.
Since the 1950s, he has
produced watercolors on a regular basis. Many of his early works
were very carefully planned and executed watercolors. On
occasion, he added paper collage to give added textures. Recently
he has been painting on location and works more spontaneously,
responding directly to the subject he is viewing.
he has chosen to paint vary widely from California coast views, to
desert landscapes and European city scenes. Throughout his life
he has been interested in geology and rock formations that are often
included in his work. He finds their varied textures and unique
shapes particularly interesting as subject matter.
also become a recognized teacher of watercolor painting and is the
author of eighteen art instruction books and numerous articles in art
magazines. He served as president of both the California Water
Color Society and West Coast Watercolor Society. Through the
years he has actively exhibited watercolors, holding 110 one-man shows
and having his works displayed in 204 group exhibitions. Since
the 1960s, he has been in demand as an instructor of watercolor
workshops and has traveled all over the world conducting these classes.
Interview with Gerald Brommer, 1984.
Biography courtesy of California Watercolors 1850-1970,
©2003 Hillcrest Press, Inc.
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