Mick Brady

Mick Brady is the flesh and blood artist behind the avatars and art that make up the world of Chrome Underwood.  As a young  man he studied first with sculptor Richard Stankiewicz and jazz photographer Joe Alper, then with painters Jo Anne Carson and Mark Greenwold. Following a career as a successful artist and designer, he accepted an appointment as professor of digital arts at Russell Sage College in upstate New York,  where he now holds the title Professor Emeritus. He lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.

While still an undergraduate his painting of a biker ascending into heaven on a bolt of chrome lightning (Angel, won first prize at an important exhibit, encouraging him to  head for New York, where he set up a storefront studio in the East Village and began driving a cab to pay the rent. Those days have been chronicled in Love Gone Down, a memoir.

To be continued…

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Angel, acrylic on canvas, 72×72, 1968.