BRUHL, Louis Burleigh

1861 - 1942

Louis Burleigh Bruhl

Louis Burleigh Bruhl was born in Baghdad, which is now in Iraq on 20 July 1861, sometimes noted as Lewis Burleigh Bruhl. Bruhl was educated in Vienna and in England, where he studied medicine at the London Hospital. He married firstly at Hampstead, London in 1889 Alice née Edgar (c1860-1936), and in 1891 was living at 5 Cranworth Villas, Dymoke Road, Hornchurch with his 30-year-old wife Alice, who was born at Hereford, and their 2-month-old son John Burleigh. In 1911, living at 2 Carlton Road, Romford, Essex with a second son, 14-year-old William Wilfred, and about 1916 they moved to Watford. A prolific oil and water-colour artist, often producing small, detailed pictures and became president of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and was a contemporary of Alfred Bennett Bamford, with whom he often exhibited. A landscape painter and poster artist and was responsible for 'Cornish Riviera' the famous G.W.R. railway poster, along with other images depicting the delights of Falmouth and Glorious Devon. A selection of his Essex scenes was published in the book 'Essex Water-Colours' (1915) by Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff (1846-1927). A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1932-1934, but had exhibited from The Elms, 105 Mildred Avenue, Watford in 1923, a watercolour 'The Castle, Ludlow' and in 1932 six watercolours 'Porte Marechale Bruges', 'When Bluebell Bloom neath Beech and Birch', 'In the Bourne Valley, nr. Bournemouth', 'A Bit on the Bure, Yarmouth', 'On the Grand Union Canal, Watford' and 'Yareside, Gorleston', four in 1933 'Our River-The Orwell at Trimley', 'Corfe Castle', 'A Suffolk Haven-Gorleston-on-sea' and 'Penrhyn Creek, Falmouth', in 1934 'The Time is Waning-The Year is Old', 'Low Tide, Mounts Bay' and 'Dear Dorset, Warborough Bay' and exhibited widely. His wife Alice died at Watford in 1936, aged 75 and in 1939, Lewis Burleigh-Bruhl was a landscape painter living at 105 Mildred Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire with a married paid housekeeper, Carmen Peyton-Bruhl (born 29 December 1896) and he married secondly at All Souls, Langham Place, London on 11 March 1940, Miss Maud May, who was one of his former pupils. Louis Burleigh Bruhl of 105 Mildred Avenue, Watford died at Peace Memorial Hospital, Watford on 29 January 1942, aged 80, leaving his effects to his wife Ada Maud Burleigh Buhl (8 August 1869-30 July 1946).

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 5 Dymock Road, Romford, Essex
1891 1433 October Eve - watercolour
from Tiplow, Romford
1900 1297 The Mill-field, Hornchurch - watercolour
1911 414 A Thames-side Haven
1913 74 A Silvery Harvest
         131 The River Wall, Heybridge
1915 748 November Noontide
from Trevella, Watford
1918 102 An Essex Estuary
         466 Morning in the Bay
         700 Chorley Wood Common - watercolour
from 98 Mildred Road, Watford
1919 80 Waning Glories
         709 Silver Morning, Thames side - watercolour
         737 October Afternoon, Maldon - watercolour
from Glen Rothes, Watford
1924 758 October Afternoon - watercolour
1925 648 Pembroke Castle - watercolour
from 105 Mildred Avenue, Watford
1926 195 From a Cornish Window: December
         629 Swanpool Beach, Falmouth - watercolour
1928 878 A Sunrise: Falmouth Harbour - watercolour

Works by This Artist