BRUCE, George J. D.

1930 - 2022

George J D Bruce

Hon. George John Done Bruce was born at Kensington, London on 28 March 1930, second of the two sons of the six children of George John Gordon Bruce, 7th Lord Balfour of Burleigh (18 October 1883-4 June 1967) and his wife Violet Dorothy Evelyn née Done (1887-28 October 1976), who married at Chelsea, London on 2 June 1919. George was educated at Westminster School, London and studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. A portrait painter who has painted on locations in America, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, also a painter of landscapes, still life, flowers, etc., in oil and has studios in London and in Suffolk. Bruce has long been acknowledged as one of Britainís leading traditional painters and held the office of President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1991-1994 also exhibiting at the Royal Academy; Messum Fine Art and elsewhere and has painted many private and official on commission. He married Jeanne Cowles Fleischmann (1923-2010) and lived at 6 Pembroke Walk, London. His works are held in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and many private collections. In 2003 he purchased a house in Chevington, Suffolk and married in 2007, Mrs Jeanne Cowles Fleischmann, who died in 2010, widow of Peter F. Fleischmann, of New York. George John Done Bruce died peacefully at his home on 7 April 2022, aged 92.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 13 Parkside, Southwest London
1959 292 Mrs David Balme, on board 'Tanera'
         404 Harold Glanville, Esq.
1961 524 Lynham Thomas, Esq.
1962 274 A. B. Sackett, Esq.
         545 Fishing Nets at Lake Bolsena
1964 409 Miss Janet Clark
1965 533 Most Reverend Arthur Michael Ramsey, D.D., Archbishop of Canterbury
1966 744 Victory Gentry, Esq.
from 6 Pembroke Walk, West London
1968 382 The Bridge at Chiswick Park
1982 388 Lincolnshire Farmhouse
1983 1199 The Rt. Rev. The Lord Ramsey of Canterbury




Works by This Artist