Born in 1954, David Bradley grew up in Minnesota and is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Indian Tribe.
After traveling widely and working with the Peace Corp in Central America and the Caribbean, he returned to school earning a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Santa Fe in 1980. He then was admitted to the Elaine Horwitch Galleries as their youngest artist.
David is a painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work has been included in numerous traveling exhibitions through the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
Over the years Bradley has dedicated a large portion of his time and energy to social causes, which improve life for Indian people, often having to take leadership positions, sometimes at the expense of his own career. Some of these positions have included Vice President and Co-founder of the Native American Artists Association; board member of the Southwestern Association of Indian Art; member of the artists planning committee for the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of the American Indian and many more.
David works in a variety of media and styles from landscapes and figurative works to abstract collages and conceptual work. He sculpts primarily in marble, limestone and African wonder stone and has a number of limited edition bronze sculptures.