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Artist Biography

Born in East Freetown, Massachusetts, Clarence Braley was a self-taught artist who was active in New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1875 to 1925. He painted landscapes and still lifes that reflected aspects of the sporting man’s lifestyle.

Braley was elected and served as vice-president of the New Bedford Art Club from 1907-1910. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club, Boston, Massachusetts (1906-1908), The New Bedford Art Club, New Bedford, Massachusetts (1908-1910, 1920), H.S. Hutchinson & Co., Swain School of Design, New Bedford, Massachusetts, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1915-1916). His work is also held at the Old Dartmouth Historical Society & the New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

References:

Peter Hastings Falk, Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975 (Madison, CT: Soundview Press, 1999)

Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940 (Sacramento, CA: Crocker Art Museum, 2002)

Mary Jean Blasdale, Artists of New Bedford: A Biographical Dictionary (New Bedford, MA: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1990)

June Rhode, The Power of Pastels: An Overview of chalks at the Turn of the Century by Such Artists as Chandler, Gunderson, Glathaar, Linder, Braley, and others (Egg Harbor, WI: House of Rhode Publishing, 2000)