Bertram Brooker was born in England and moved to Manitoba where he worked as a publisher. Later he moved to Toronto and published his first book. He started painting in an abstract style and had his first exhibition in 1927 organized by his friend Lawren Harris. After meeting Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald in 1929 he changed his style with naturalist and abstract elements at the same time started working for J.J. Gibbons Advertising Agency. In 1936 Brooker's novel "Think of the Earth" became the first work to win the Governor "General's Award for Fiction. In 1940 he joined MacLaren Advertising Co.
Bertram Brooker Village in Landscape, silkscreen, 20'' x 26 1/2''