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Rolf Brandt

Rolf Brandt (1906-1986) was a British artist and influential teacher born in Germany who moved to London in 1933. He is known particularly for his haunting book illustrations from the 1930s and '40s. The spirit of his early Surrealist work permeates the collages he made throughout his life. From the 1950s, he concentrated on abstract painting and constructions.

England & Co held a comprehensive retrospective of his work in 2004, and in December 2005 exhibited his drawings alongside photographs by his brother, Bill Brandt. This exhibition, Brandt: Known and Unknown, was the first time their work had been shown together.

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 Constructions & mixed media   Paintings   

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Drawings & works on paper



Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1970s
8 x 5.25 inches
Mixed media collage

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1970
each 11.5 x 8.25 inches
Collage on paper, half of diptych

Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1970
each 11.5 x 8.25 inches
Collage on paper, half of diptych

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1970
10 x 8 inches
Collage with maps

Les villages - Details


Les villages c 1970
11.75 x 8.25 inches
Collage with maps

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Figures) c 1960s
11.75 x 8.25 inches
Graphite on textured white acrylic

Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1957
18 x 23 inches
Gouache and mixed media on paper

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1955
21.25 x 18.5 inches
Pastel on paperboard

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled 1952
24 x 17 inches
Charcoal on textured paper

Untitled - Details


Untitled 1951
9.5 x 8.5 inches
Mixed media and collage

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled (Black Panorama series) 1951
7 x 9.5 inches
Charcoal on paper

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Landscape) 1951
10 x 10.5 inches
Charcoal and crayon on paper

Black Panorama X - Details


Black Panorama X 1951
9 x 11.5 inches
Charcoal on paper

Black Panorama XII - Details


Black Panorama XII 1950
8.5 x 12.5 inches
Charcoal and pencil on paper

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Flying Man) c 1950-51
9.75 x 9 inches
Pastel on paper

Private collection



The Wonderful Bird of the Cannibal; '... while the other girls went home' - Details


The Wonderful Bird of the Cannibal; '... while the other girls went home' 1950
6.75 x 9 inches
Pastel and charcoal on paper

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled (Figures on a Beach) c 1950
9.5 x 13.5 inches
Pastel on paper

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled (Three Nudes) c 1949
18.75 x 12 inches
Charcoal on paper

The Attic VI - Details


The Attic VI c 1949
10.75 x 8 inches
Charcoal on paper

Man in the Moon<br> - Details


Man in the Moon
Illustration for an African fairy tale c 1940s
8.25 x 5 inches
Charcoal and gouache on paper

Private collection



Illustration from 'Come Not Lucifer'<br> - Details


Illustration from 'Come Not Lucifer'
1945
15 x 10 inches
Pencil drawing

Illustration from 'Come Not Lucifer'<br> - Details


Illustration from 'Come Not Lucifer'
1945
13.25 x 9.25 inches

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Nude) c 1936
16 x 20.5 inches
Pencil on paper

Untitled - Details


Untitled 1936
8.5 x 10 inches
Pen and pencil on paper

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled 1934
10 x 13.5 inches
Gouache on paper

The Coast of England - Details


The Coast of England 1934
8.5 x 10 inches
Pen and ink and gouache on paper

Private collection



Untitled - Details


Untitled 1933
12.5 x 9 inches
Watercolour and ink on paper