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John Bromley, fl. 1876-1904

Nationality: English
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Date of Death: 1904 after
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John Mallard Bromley was a landscape painter.


Bromley, who painted views of Wales, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cornwall, was active as an artist between 1876 and 1904. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Grafton Gallery and Dowdeswell Galleries, as well as at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Manchester City Art Gallery and Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. He lived in London, Rochford and St Ives. He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1888, the year that JW resigned his Presidency.

In 1885 Bromley, along with JW, promised to donate one of his pictures to the Society of British Artists which was holding a ballot to raise funds. The first fifty subscribers of £5.5 were to receive an etching by JW (#09363).

From 1888 to 1891 Bromley lived at 16 Loudoun Road, London.


The Chelsea, Pimlico and Belgravia Directory, London, 1886, 1887; Kelly's Directory of Chelsea, Pimlico and Belgravia 'Buff Book', London, 1887; Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Johnson, J. and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.