John Brunsdon, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1933, attended the local College of Art and then moved to London where he studied at the Royal College of Art from 1955 to 1958.

He worked for sixteen years at St Albans College of Art as Head of Printmaking while exhibiting extensively in Britain and abroad. Notable exhibitions include John Owen Gallery in Cardiff and Chapman Gallery in Camberra in 1984, Shakespeare Centre in 1990, CCA Galleries in 1996, a retrospective at the Bankside Gallery in 1998 and Rostra & Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath, in 2006.

Brunsdon is considered one of the finest British printmakers and is represented in many major public collections such as the Tate Gallery, the Scottish Museum of Modern Art, the V&A, the Arts Council, MOMA in New York and the British Council.

Although he was influenced at the beginning of his career by American Expressionism, he turned to a more representational style in his later works.

Brunsdon lived near Diss, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border where he ran a print workshop.

Reference Bibliography:
Buckman D., 2006, Artists in Britain since 1945, Vol 1, Art Dictionaries Ltd, Bristol


 John Brunsdon: A Film by Peter T J Rumley.