Influenced by late 19th century masters such as John Singer Sargent, Lavery, Orpen and Sorolla, Antony Bream, the younger brother of the renowned classical guitarist, and son of a gifted illustrator, studied at the Royal Academy Schools in the 1960s under Peter Greenham. His work, whether portraits, landscapes, or interiors is painted directly from life, with no reference to photography or other aids. This gives a sense of immediacy and directness.
‘Bream’s paintings have a pure uncluttered quality revealing the assurance of a mature talent. And, as such, they have a durability capable of outlasting the efforts of his flashier contemporaries.’
James Knox, The Art Newspaper