Art Wednesday

Artists: Alfred de Breanski, senior and junior
Father: 1852 - 1928
Son:1877 - 1957

Today I have selected two artists, father and son, with the son having been taught by his father. The father was known for his landscapes of Scottish Highlands, the Lake District and Wales.   He made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1872, where he exhibited until 1918.  Breanski drew much inspiration from the dramatic Scottish countryside, such as the Highlands, which are famed for their desolate beauty and which provide some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. (source) Alfred Sr. married the welsh artist Annie Roberts and they had seven children of which 2 sons became artists.

The Alfred Jr, between 1905 and 1920, painted a series of beautiful English garden scenes done in a colorful, impressionistic style. The works are filled with light and color and were very popular during his lifetime.  I think these are lovely.

Alfred Sr (Father)
The Banks of O'Doune

Alfred Jr (Son)
Summer Morning near Maidhead
A Reach at the Thames Above Goring
A Summer Garden
A Home in Devon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Alfred Jr's artworks have been source from: link



  1. oohhh, I really like these!! They're beautiful! Artistic talent sure ran in their blood!! :)
    I particularly like 'The Banks of O'Doune' (first painting) by the father, and the 'Summer Garden' by the son.

  2. Just beautiful. I particulary like 'summer garden', just delightful! xxx

  3. me too, love them! quite similar to Thomas Kinkade.


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