TIDMAN, Bruer William

1939 - ?

Bruer Tidman

Brer Tidman was born at Gorleston, Norfolk in 1939, son of William J. Tidman (20 October 1912-1952), a motor driver, and his wife Charlotte Louisa née Austrin. As a youngster he was brought up in Greenborough Road, Rackheath, near Norwich alongside fellow artist Colin Self (born 1941). In 1949 Tidman and his mother moved back to Gorleston and he studied at Great Yarmouth College of Art 1957-1961 and at the Royal College of Art 1961-1964 and is an Associate Member. Bruer began working as an art lecturer at Lowestoft School of Art but in 1984 began painting full-time, gaining a string of prizes including First Prize at the East Anglian Artists Open in 1986 and 'First Prize at Drawings for All' in 2000. A semi-abstract painter he exhibited extensively with the Royal Academy and in Switzerland and Finland and has also exhibited at Aldeburgh Gallery; Norwich Castle; Mandell's Gallery, Norwich and Chappel Galleries, Essex. Celebrating his mother's 94th birthday they held a joint exhibition staged both at Norwich Theatre Royal and Yarmouth Central Library. He lives at Lowestoft in Suffolk and his works are held by the Imperial College of Science, London, The University of Essex, Norwich Castle Museum and the Rijkers art collection. His mother, Charlotte Wych (1916-2014) of Great Yarmouth, took up painting in her 80's after never having taken a formal lesson, most of her pictures are of flowers.

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