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Changing Pasture (detail), oil on canvas by John Leslie Thomson (1851–1929), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery
(b Birmingham, 31 Oct. 1890; d Franklin Lakes, NJ, 4 May 1978). British-born painter and etcher who became an American citizen in 1949. Precociously gifted, an excellent draughtsman, and a fine craftsman, Brockhurst won several prizes at the Royal Academy Schools and went on to have a highly successful career as a society portraitist, first in Britain and then in the USA, where he settled in 1939, working in New York and New Jersey.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)
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