For your consideration, an acrylic on canvas painting by the noted San Francisco artist Michael Thorn Bradley (1944-2012). This highly atmospheric circa 1885 painting is entitled “Mexico Night” and features stylized color fields in a “naturalistic abstracted” manner, reminiscent of the paintings of Clyfford Still. The painting measures “10” x 8” , 12 ½” x 10 ½” framed, with Gump’s label and artist’s notations on verso. This modernist painting shows very well with any style of décor.
Michael Thorn Bradley (1944-2012) was born in New York City and obtained bachelor’s, master’s and master of fine arts degrees from the University of California at Berkeley between 1971 and 1974. Bradley’s honors included winning the KQED Artist’s Award in 1974, the Purchase Prize at the San Francisco Arts Festival in 1974, and the Bookbuilder’s West Award in San Francisco in 1977 and 1984, according to the website. He also won the William Andrews Clark Western Books Award in New York in 1984 and the Regional Design Annual Award in New York in 1984.
Original Painting by Michael Bradley (1944-2012), “Mexico Night”