Untitled abstract 1962

MARTIN BRADLEY (born 1931)

Untitled abstract 1962

1962 United Kingdom

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Born in 1931 in deprived circumstances Martin Bradly was enabled to attend St Paul's school. He ran away to sea aged 14 and for several years was a cabin boy on the Central and South American run during which time he began to paint, mostly portraits of shipmates.

Back in London he became well known in artistic circles for his louche lifestyle. However a number of prestigious galleries such as Gimpel Fils and Redfern Gallery began to show his work. In Paris he was taken up by the Rive Gauche Gallery.

In 1962 Bradley left Paris and travelled for many years in the Far East and also served for a period in the Spanish Foreign Legion, seeing action. During this period he converted to Buddhism which "changed the whole foundation of my thinking".

Bradley's work is largely abstract and difficult to categorise, having strong calligraphic and symbolic influences. Notable British collections such as Sir Roland Penrose, Sir Herbert Rad and Dame Barbara Hepworth acqired is work and it is in many international collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York.
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Height 44.00 cm (17.32 inches)
Width 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
External Height 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
External Width 86.00 cm (33.86 inches)
watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1962
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