Joe Brotherton, A Life In Art
Joe Brotherton was born in the rough community of Bozeman, Montana in 1918. A contemporary photograph ca. 1930 captures young Brotherton astride his pinto horse herding horses into the Ox Yoke Ranch corral at Emigrant, Montana, which not only stands in contrast to his later artistic career but presents a continuing reminder of the Northwest life that continues alongside the enormous array of Asian, urban, and psychic landscapes that inform his brush strokes to this day.
Brotherton left Montana for Seattle, attending the University of Washington to major in journalism. After service in World War II, he returned to live in Seattle, then in La Conner, Washington, where he began to pain
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