Frank Bramley

British, 1857 - 1915


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Genre and portrait painter in oil. Born at Sibsey, Lincolnshire, on 6th May 1857. Studied art at the Lincoln School of Art and at Antwerp. A member of the Newlyn School and closely associated with Stanhope Forbes. Exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1884, and elected A.R.A. in 1893 and R.A. in 1911. A Hopeless Dawn was bought by the Chantrey Fund in 1888 and is now in the collection of Tate Britain, London. In the last 20 years of his life he turned from genre to portraiture. A foundation member of the N.E.A.C. (New English Art Club) in 1886. Died at Chalford Hill, Gloucestershire, on 9th August 1915.

Biographical source: Grant M. Waters, 'Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950'.


A small biographical pamphlet about Frank Bramley is available from the museum shop of the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.


Eyes and No Eyes, Frank Bramley
Restrike Etchings  
Confidences, Frank Bramley
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The Fisherman's Home, Frank Bramley
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Love & Death: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria

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