Gerald F. Brommer Biography

Gerald F. Brommer




Painter, printmaker, collagist, educator, and art writer Gerald "Jerry" F. Brommer was born in Berkeley, California, on January 8, 1927. Brommer studied at Concordia Teachers College (Nebraska), University of Nebraska; Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles), Otis Art Institute (Los Angeles), University of California (Los Angeles), and the University of Southern California.

He worked in watercolor, acrylic, and monotype, and was a major proponent of collage, working in physical and digital forms and teaching the subject in community workshops after his retirement. Additionally, his style ranged from traditional landscapes to the fully abstract, though throughout his work his love of earth tones and subtle tonality remained prominent. He wrote and edited thirty-five books on the subject of art for high school and college art classes, on a wide range of subjects. He also edited many high school and college texts and teacher resource books. His books were published by Davis Publications Inc. of Worcester, Massachusetts, and by Watson-Guptill Publishers of New York City. Brommeralso completed 14 videos, of which 10 are produced for use in art education classes, and 4 for practicing artists.

Gerald F. Brommer died in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2020. His work is held in collections throughout the U.S. and abroad, including in London and Bermuda.