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Bertram Richard Brooker

 (1888 - 1955)
Bertram Richard Brooker was active/lived in Ontario, Manitoba / Canada.  Bertram Brooker is known for easel painting-abstraction, commercial art, illustration.

Biography   Bertram Richard Brooker


Bertram Richard Brooker (AKA: Bertram Brooker, AKA: Richard Surrey, AKA: Huxley Herne) was a painter, graphic artist, commercial artist, illustrator, writer, novelist, playwright, advertising executive and a pioneer of Canadian abstraction.  He was born in Croydon, Surrey, England (now a part of London).  His family emigrated to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (50 miles west of Winnipeg) in 1905.  In 1921, he moved to Toronto, Ontario where he lived the rest of his life and died.
 
His mediums were oil, watercolour, tempera*, pencil, and pen and ink.  His most famous early works (1925 - 1929) were complex hard-edge geometric abstractions inspired by music and focusing on colour, shape, perspective a   ...  Displaying 750 of 11266 characters.

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(Untitled) Sounds Assembling, oil on canvas, 44.5" X 36", dated 1928
Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery 

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CREATION, C. 1927
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