Violet Brunton

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Violet Brunton (1878 – 1951) was an English artist educated at the Liverpool School of Art, where she studied woodcarving, miniature painting and book illustration. Her work won the County Palatine Scholarship and she was subsequently offered a place at the Royal College of Art in London.[1]

Brunton contributed to two illustrated books published in 1927, The Jeweller of Bagdad and Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach. The following year, her illustrations for Green Magic were published and in 1929, a further illustrated title carrying her contributions, Silver Magic, was published. Some of her monotone illustrations appearing in Green Magic (1928) and Silver Magic (1929) subsequently appeared with the illustrations of Kay Nielsen with his suite of illustrations published in Red Magic (1930).


  1. ^ Violet Brunton RMS, 1878-1951 - Biography, (from Pre-Raphaelite-Symbolist-Visionary by Peter Nahum and Sally Burgess). Retrieved 2014-01-04.