Harold John Brothers was born in Ramsgate, England on Aug. 22, 1888. Hal Brothers immigrated to San Francisco in 1923. Except for a short time in the 1930s when he was in Los Angeles, he remained in San Francisco and married Norma Freeman on March 30, 1942. Besides etchings, he produced watercolors and drawings of San Francisco.
Brothers died on Feb. 8, 1947.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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