Charlie Brady HRHA
Aran Islands - Oil on Paper
in Manhattan, New York
in 1926, Charles Brady studied at the Art Student's League in New
York before coming to settle in Ireland in the 1950s. "As long as
I paint every day, something is bound to happen.." Charles Brady. He is widely
recognized as a painter of insignificant or banal objects, combining a
thoroughly modern almost minimal aesthetic open painterly approach to his work.
Brady's style reminded some observers of the Italian, Giorgio Morandi
(1890-1964), of whom it was said: "More than most contemporary artists he went
his own way and worked in isolation from current movements."
was a lecturer in painting at the National College of Art and Design from
1976-83 and was elected HRHA in 1994. In 1995, Sean O Mordha produced a film
documentary profile about him, "An American in Ireland". He participated in group shows at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1950); Babcock Gallery, New York, (1965),
Penn. Academy, Philadelphia (1967), Two Artists with John Middleton (1975) and
with Rosaleen Davey (1977) at the Caldwell Gallery, Belfast; Charles Campbell
Gallery, San Francisco (1987-90) and Gateway to Art, Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport
(1990). He also exhibited regularly with Figurative Image, Irish Exhibition of
Living Art, Oireachtas, and Royal
His work is held in many private and corporate collections in Ireland and the US. Among his many awards were the
Douglas Hyde Gold Medal, Oireachtas (1973); PJ Carroll Award, Living Art
Exhibition (1978); Landscape Award, Oireachtas (1975); and the
Keating/McLoughlin Medal awarded by the ESB and RHA (1996).