Australian-born painter, draughtsman and printmaker Horace Brodzky was born on 30 January 1885. He attended the Australian National Gallery School. In 1905 he travelled to San Francisco and New York, then moved to London in 1908. There he studied at the City and Guilds Art School in Kensington. From 1914 he was involved with the New English Art Club and the London Group, gradually developing a loose amalgam of Fauve and Post-Impressionist techniques. Brodzky became a close friend of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and, following his untimely death in 1915, he published his biography. An active member of the London Group, he served on the group's hanging committee during the First World War. Brodzky was associated with the Vorticists and acted as clerk of works for their New York exhibition held at the Penguin Club in 1917. After the First World War, Brodzky returned to New York. There he worked as a painter, printmaker, theatre designer and journalist for eight years, exhibiting with the Temporary Group. In 1923 he returned to London, where he continued to paint until his death. Horace Brodzky died on 11 February 1969.