John Mallard Bromley [1858-1939]
English Landscape Painter
Green Fields, ca.1890
Oil on board
7-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches
Signed at lower left.
John Mallard Bromley was a London-born landscape painter in oil and watercolor. He was trained by his father, the artist William Bromley II, who was trained by his father, the engraver William Bromley I [1769-1842]. Bromley was known to have lived in London in 1880 and 1888, in Rochford, Essex in 1885 and St Ives, Cornwall in 1897. In St. Ives he joined the Arts Club.
His works show views of the town and harbor life of St Ives and neighboring fishing ports.
In 1899, Bromley married fellow artist Selena M. Wing. The couple lived in St Ives until 1901, when they moved on to Torquay, Devon. Bromley died in 1939.
– Original biography written by David Smernoff, From Here To Antiquity, October 17, 2016.
– St. Ives Arts Club (STIAC), 1898
– St. Ives Society of Artists (STISA), ca.1929-1939
1917 Plymouth Art Gallery, November.
Dowdeswell Galleries, 30 exhibitions
Royal Academy, 17 exhibitions
Royal Society of British Artists, 87 exhibitions
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 11 exhibitions
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 4 exhibitions
– “John Mallard BROMLEY.” Cornwall Artist Index. Updated unknown. Accessed October 17, 2016. http://cornwallartists.org/cornwall-artists/john-mallard-bromley
– W H Lane Auction Sales Catalogue, December 2, 2010.
– Sea Change, St Ives 1914-1930 by Tovey, 2010.
– St Ives: Social History by Tovey, 2009.
– Victorian Painters by Wood, 1995/2008.
– Dictionary of British Artists by Johnson & Greutzner, 1975/2008.
– Painting at the Edge by Newton, et al., 2005.
– Creating a Splash by Tovey, 2003.
– GF Bradshaw & STISA Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960 by Tovey, 2000, illustrated.
– St. Ives Times, St. Ives, England, November 9, 1917.
– Glanville letter signatory, November 1898.
– Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall by Hardie, 2009, page 316.