Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art
Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art
Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art
Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art
Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art
Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art
Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art
Peter Bradley, ‘Starmaker’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art

Peter Bradley is an American painter and sculptor and former art dealer. He attended the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit and subsequently Yale University where he left prior to finishing the program.

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.

Bradley is known to have had a direct affect on the “New New Painters” movement, a group of nine core artists that developed in 1978 coincident with the invention of acrylic gel paint with chemist Sam Golden.

Bradley’s work is held in permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Museum of Arts, African American Museum (Dallas), to name a few.

Bradley grew up with Jazz Legends Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Cobb, Roy Haynes, Curtis Fuller, Ira Jackson and Allan Foster influencing his art with raw energy.

Bridges Over Time, Palm Springs, CA;
Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

About Peter Bradley

American, b. 1940, Connellsville, PA, United States