Peter Bradley (artist)

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Peter Bradley
Born (1940-09-15) September 15, 1940 (age 79)
Pennsylvania, Connellsville, US
Spouse(s)Deborah Roskowski (married 1994), Suzanne McClelland[1][failed verification] (married 1984–1986) Grace Burney (married 1961–unknown)
ChildrenLisa Bradley,[citation needed] Miles Bradley,[citation needed] Garrett Bradley[2]
Parent(s)Edith Bradley, William Bradley [3]

Peter Bradley (born 1940 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania)[4] is an American painter and sculptor and former art dealer.[5] He attended the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit and subsequently Yale University where he left prior to finishing the program. His work was included in the 1973 Whitney Biennial.[6] As an art dealer he was the associate director of the Perls Galleries from 1968 until 1975. He later donated his papers from this period to the Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution.[7] In 1971 while associate director of the Perls Galleries, Bradley curated the "Deluxe Show" under the auspices of the famed de Menil family in Houston, Texas considered to be one of the first racially integrated art exhibitions in the United States.[8]

Bradley is known to have had a direct effect on the "New New Painters" movement, a group with a core of nine abstract artists that developed in 1978 coincident with the invention and development of acrylic gel paint by the paint chemist Sam Golden.

Bradley's work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; African American Museum (Lose Angeles); André Emmerich Gallery; The Industrial Bank of Japan, Hong Kong; Aldrich Museum; Hayward Museum; University of Sydney; Princeton University; University of California, Berkeley; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio; Chairman Bank, Boston, MA; Johannesburg Art Foundation, South Africa; Witherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina; Creative Art Center, West Virginia University; the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford Connecticut.


  1. ^ "Peter Bradley - Biography". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Peter Bradley by Steve Cannon, Quincy Troupe & Cannon Hersey". Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "SoWhat". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Peter Bradley - Matsumi Maki - The Metropolitan Museum of Art". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Peter Bradley". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  6. ^ "PATH, an online arts publication". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  7. ^ Archives of American Art. "Summary of the Peter A. Bradley papers, 1966-1975 - Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  8. ^ "DE LUXE SHOW". Retrieved 13 June 2015.

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