Robert Broadley

Born: 1908, Lancashire, UK Died: 1988 From 1924 – 1926 he studied at the Victoria School of Art in Southport. Broadley was a keen amateur golfer from his youth. In 1927 he started visiting South Africa, and wandered between South Africa and England for 13 years. During this period, he was a part-time painter. In 1934 he became a golf-professional at Durban country club, but in the year 1937 he gave up golf to concentrate on painting. Broadley received numerous commission work, both official and private. In 1947 he was selected by SAAA to compete with Terence Mccaw, Neville Lewis and Le Roux Smith Le Roux, for R5990 commission, for a painting of the Royal Opening of Parliament, where Broadley’s sketch was chosen. He completed the commission work in 1949. Robert Broadley settled in the Cape where he confined himself to nude studies, portraiture and still lives.   Robert Broadley Robert Broadley Robert Broadley