Broido was an artist and teacher. London-born, he was taken to South Africa as a baby and spent twenty years living there before returning to work in Britain. From 1956 he lived in Cornwall on the north coast of the peninsula, taking up part-time gardening for the artist Patrick HERON at Eagle's Nest, Zennor, near St Ives. For a couple of years he worked in a studio at Eagle's Nest, then worked for the sculptor Barbara HEPWORTH in St Ives until 1962, also teaching art (though he was self-taught) at Truro Art School for twenty years.
He showed his paintings regularly with the Penwith Society of Artists, and also exhibited at the Fore Street Gallery, St Ives. For some time Alan LOWNDES, the artist, shared the Piazza Studio with Broido.
Michael Broido died in Lewes, Sussex on 2 November 2013. [We have recently been informed by a friend.]
works and access
Works include: Painting March 1st; Painting March 2nd; Collage
Access to works: Pier Gallery Arts Centre, Stromness
Penwith Society of Artists (mixed)
Fore Street Gallery, St Ives
RCPS Gallery, Falmouth Art Group Twenty Cornish Artists Exhibition 1958
City Art Gallery, Plymouth Painters in Cornwall 1960
Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall
misc further info
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Davies (1994) St Ives Revisited - Innovators and Followers;
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;
Tate (1985) St Ives 1939-64, Twenty Five Years of Painting, Pottery and Sculpture