Born in Sheffield, England in 1960, David Bromley immigrated with his family to Australia at the age of thirteen. He began his career as an illustrator and comic strip artist. Bromley’s art is characterized by bold colors, high texture brushwork, and graphic intention, often featuring gold and silver leaf overlays. He draws inspiration from childhood books and pop culture artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. His most famous series are 'Female Nudes' and 'Boy’s Own', combining contemporary views of femininity with the tradition of portraiture and showcasing the excitement and adventure of childhood, respectively. Bromley has been a finalist for the Archibald Prize five times and has held over 30 national solo exhibitions, with his works appearing in galleries around the world. He has also painted portraits of Australian celebrities such as Kylie Minogue and Hugo Weaving. In recent years, Bromley has expanded his work to include furniture and interiors, creating large wallpaper murals and customized Classical French and industrial antiques.
David Bromley is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1991 of 2,459, of which 1,480 (60%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $67,500 for Celebration sold by Leonard Joel in August 2021. This year 76 works have been offered for sale. Works by David Bromley are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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