Bryan was educated in Abertillery County Grammar School. After National Service in the Royal Air Force Eric went to Caerleon Teacher’s Training College where he studied Main Course Art. Following this he went to Cardiff College of Art. He was awarded a Supplementary Certificate on Art teaching and a College Diploma. Eric taught art and crafts at secondary level for many years before returning to college for a course in the Teaching of Handicapped Children. He had a period in a Special Residential School near Coventry before relocating to Newport where He was appointed Head of a Special Needs Department in St Joseph’s High school. Eric Bryant retired in 1988. He is largely self taught and paints in acrylics, oils and watercolours. He has exhibited his work at the Newport Art Gallery with the Newport Art Society, the Turner Gallery Penarth and St David’s Hall, Cardiff, with the South Wales Art Society. He has paintings in many private collections.
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