Bryan Illsley was born in 1937, and studied at Kingston School of Art. In 1963, he moved to St Ives and worked at the Bernard Leach Pottery, and in 1967 established a partnership with Breon O'Casey, making studio jewellery. He now lives in London.
Red Square (1967), a painting by this artist, is in the Cornwall Council permanent collection.
Abstract painter, jeweller, ceramics
2011: 'Second Sight', Lemon Street Gallery, Truro 9-30 July
Penwith Society of Arts
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Public Cat Fdn spells his name wrongly, as Illsey.
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & IOS, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership;
Tate Publications: St Ives 1939-64 Twenty Five Years of Painting