Born in Hampton, England on Oct. 25, 1867, Reginald Bradley was the son
of a painter. He studied at the Kensington School of Art.
The lure of the Wild West brought him to America in 1888. In New
Mexico he worked as a cowboy until joining the cavalry at Fort Bowie as
an Indian figher. He left the cavalry in 1894 to become a rancher
in northern California and Oregon.
From 1910-20 he was a ranger at Fremont National Forest. The
latter part of his life was spent as a rancher near Davis Creek where
he prospered in real estate. In his leisure he became a competent
painter of the California landscape.
Bradley died at Grass Valley, CA on Feb. 5, 1971 and is buried in the PresNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here