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An example of work by Carolyn Gertrude Bradley
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|The following is from Nancy J. Millwater of Vero Beach, Florida. |
have a painting by Gertrude Bradley, and wrote to the Herron Institute,
and received back an extensive packet of info....here is some of it:"
CAROLYN GERTRUDE BRADLEY 1898-1954
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana AB Degree
John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, BAE Degree
Columbia University, New York
Traphagen School of Fashion, New York
University School of Fine Arts San Miguel Allende-Mexico, MFA
OF: Henry B. Snell-Philadelphia, William Forsyth-Indianapolis, Victor
Julius-New York, W. Lester Stevens-Rockport, George Pierce Ennis-New
York, James R. Hopkins-Columbus Ohio, Umberto Romano-New York, Rufino
Tomayo-Mexico, Chaves Morado-Mexico, Carlos Morida-Mexico
United States, Massachusetts, Maine, Indiana, Ohio, California
In Europe-Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Germany
In Latin America-Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, West Indies, Haiti,Dominican Republic
AWARDS: 95 awards from 1925-1950
ONE MAN SHOWS: 68
Costume Design 3 editions
Costume and You
An Outline History of Costume
Asst. Professor l932-l937, Ohio State University
Asso. Professor since 1937 School of Fine Arts, Ohio State U
Visiting Professor of Art, San Jose State College, California
Visiting Professor of Art, University of Chile summer school, Santiago
Socialist in Art to Chile for Inter-American Educational Foundation for the United States
Department of State Consultant in Latin American Art
Latin American Workshop, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Saint Joseph College, West Hartford-Connecticut
Lecturer to Guatamala, Honduras, Costo Rica, Haiti and the Dominican
Republic for International Exchange of Persons (U.S. Department of
Visiting Professor of Art, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, also sponsored by I.E. P., U.S. Department of State
American Watercolor Society-N.Y.
National Association of Women Artists-N.Y.
Washington Water Color Club, Wash. D.C.
Cincinnati Women's Art Club
Columbus Art League-Ohio
Indiana Artist's Club
National League of American Pen Women
National Society of Arts and Letters
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Bradley was a well-known Indiana and Ohio artist, whose specialty was
watercolor although she also painted with oil, and subjects included
landscapes, seascapes, industrial scenes, coastal views, and other
Bradley was educated in the Richmond, Indiana
public schools and graduated from Earlham College with a B.A. Degree.
She earned advance degrees in art from the University of San Miguel
Allende in Mexico.
She was a professor of fine and applied arts
at Ohio State University in Columbus from 1934 to 1954, and before
that, taught for many years at Emmerich Manual Training High School in
Indianapolis and before that at Richmond High School in Richmond.
1946, she was given a leave of absence from her University position to
serve as an Ambassador of Good Will as a United States government
consultant and teacher in arts and crafts in Santiago, Chile. She
visited many art schools and consulted with teachers. Immediately
preceding this appointment, she taught in the summer school of the
University of Chile, also at Santiago. Other travels included painting
trips in Portugal, Italy, Bavaria and the East Coast of the United
States including Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts.
Bradley died on December 8, 1954, at age 56 in Indianapolis.
Newspaper clippings from the Indianapolis Star newspaper including the obituary of the artist, December 9, 1954.
Submitted January 2004, by Nancy Millwater.
|Biography from Massillon Museum:|
|Carolyn Bradley was born in Richmond, Indiana where art instruction
began in the seventh grade and continued through high school. She
attended college at Earlham College in Richmond, where she majored in
English. By 1922, Bradley became a scholarship student at the
John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis where she received a
Bachelor’s degree in art education. She later studied at Columbia
University in New York as well as privately with Rufino Tomayo at the
University of Fine Arts in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In the
Fall of 1932 she began teaching watercolor and design at The Ohio State
Bradley exhibited widely and received numerous art prizes and
awards. She was a member of the Columbus Art League and the
Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Working as a teacher during the nine
months of the school year, Bradley spent the summers traveling and
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