Albert Ernest Brockbank 1862 - 1958
Painter, born in Liverpool, Merseyside one of thirteen children. He attended Liverpool School of Art evening classes and furthered his studies at the Liverpool Academy while working in an office. He also studied in London and at the Academie Julian, Paris. From 1881 he exhibited at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions and from 1886 at the Royal Academy (RA), Royal Cambrian Academy (RCamA) and Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI). In 1912 he was elected President of the Liverpool Academy, a post he held until 1924. Brockbank was also a member of the Royal Society Of British Artists (RBA) and during World War II lived near Kendal in the
Lakes District. He was also an elected member of the Liver Sketching Club in 1880 and its President in 1898. Apparently he was quite prolific and exhibited over 200 works (Mostly in Liverpool) and the Cornish Artists Index also list him as a ‘visiting’ artist to St Ives.
Examples of his work are in the collection of the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Harris Museum and Art Gallery (Preston), Manx Museum (on Isle of Man) and the Williamson Art Gallery (Birkenhead).