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William Bradford  American  1823 -1892  fl (1823-1892)
Born: New Bedford Massachusetts  
Died: New York New York  
Active: New Bedford Massachusetts  1850s
 California  1879-1882
Addresses:  Fairhaven Massachusetts   
Studied: New Bedford, MA 
Instructors: Albert Van Beest 
Exhibited: National Academy of Design 1860-1890
Boston Athenaeum 1857, 1859, 1862, 1864-1865, 1871
Brooklyn Art Association 1864-1874, 1882, 1891
Royal Academy, London 1875
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1877
Boston Art Club 1877
San Francisco 1882
Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915
Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, 1939 1939
New Bedford Art Exhibition 1858
Williams and Everett's, Boston 1881
New Bedford Art Exhibition 1973
Examples of Work: Art Institute of Chicago 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Luminism
Subjects Known For: Marine
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1874
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William Bradford, a marine painter of the nineteenth century, was celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic for his arctic scenes. In several trips to Labrador, including exploratory polar expeditions, Bradford ... (More)

In the nineteenth century, no artist was more coolly heroic than William Bradford. Known as "The Painter of the Polar World," Bradford traveled throughout the Arctic in search of its sprawling glaciers and sublime icebergs. Bo... (More)

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