Peter Brannan - Artist Profile
Peter Brannan was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire in 1926. Inspired by his artistic father and brother, he began to show talent at an early age, studying at Grimsby School of Art and then the Leicester College of Art. He was elected RBA in 1960 (the year of his first exhibition in London) and was made President of Lincolnshire and South Humberside Artists.
Brannan showed a great admiration for the work of the
French Post-Impressionists and also the still-lifes of Chardin. Yet the Lincolnshire landscape held equal appeal as a source of inspiration and throughout his 30 years in Newark Brannan produced numerous paintings of the market town and its people. As art critic Eric Newton observed, “it is evident that Newark is as stimulating to him as Montmartre was to Utrillo.” Brannan has had his work exhibited at the Royal Academy and the English Art Club.