Leonard Griffiths Brammer ARE, RE

Leonard Griffiths Brammer ARE, RE

1906 - 1994

born 1906 in Burslem, Staffordshire; died 1994 in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales.

Artist in oils, watercolour, etching, drypoint and lithography.

Leonard Griffiths Brammer was a painter, draughtsman and etcher of industrial and architectural scenes. Brammer attended Stoke on Trent School of Art (1932-38), and won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, London (1926-31), where he studied painting under Sir William Rothenstein. Brammer focussed much of his artistic output on capturing the industrial lanscapes and heritage of Stoke on Trent and its ‘Five Towns’, more commonly known as the Potteries.

A drawing entitled The Two Ovens (1931) is held in the Tate collection (N05549) and is typical of Brammer's most successful works. Brammer became an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (ARE) in 1932, and a full member (RE) in 1956. Brammer's father was Frederick William Brammer, a designer and builder of pottery ovens and kilns.