Richard Weisbrod was a well- known painter of landscapes, urban scenes and coastal subjects, mainly in oils but he also painted in gouache and watercolour. He was born in Switzerland and was self- taught as an artist, settling in Lancashire in 1932. Weisbrod exhibited with the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, the Manchester Group, and with the Royal Academy from 1955. He had one-man shows at the Mid-Day Studios in Manchester 1949, the Leger Gallery 1950, and with the Crane Gallery, Manchester 1952. He lived in Blackburn, Lancashire during the 1950s. He returned to live in Switzerland in 1970 after his marriage to the artist Jose Christopherson. His work is strong in colour and his subjects were usually to be found in Lancashire, France and Switzerland. Weisbrod’s work is represented in a number of public collections, including Manchester City Art Galleries; Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery; and Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service.