Gerald Brommer (b. 1927)
Gerald Brommer is a watercolor and acrylic painter, collagist, teacher, author and juror. He has written 23 books for high school and college art classes, on a wide range of subjects. He has also edited many high school and college texts and teacher resource books. His books are published by Davis Publications Inc. of Worcester, Massachusetts and by Watson-Guptill Publishers of New York City.
He has exhibited in many national competitive watercolor shows and has had over 160 one-man shows from Alaska to Florida, and from Bermuda to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Each year, he juries several national watercolor shows and regional exhibits.
After 26 years of teaching high school art, he continues his teaching activities by leading workshops in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada and South America. Some are location workshops working en plein-air, while others are studio classes in design, watercolor or four different approaches to working with collage. He is a Life Member and Past President of the National Watercolor Society, and Honorary President of the National Association of Painters in Acrylics. His work has appeared in books as well as in American Artist, Southwest Art, and The Artist Magazine.
He has exhibited in more than 200 group exhibitions including American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Water USA Honor Society, Birmingham Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, National Academy of Design, West Coast Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, The Royal Watercolor Society in London, Federation of Canadian Artists, Frye Museum of Art, and Laguna Art Museum.
The Esther Wells Collection
From 1999 to 2012 the Jonathan Club acquired Brommer’s paintings in connection with his Resident Artist Membership.