Howard H. Brady Artist

April 21, 1991

Services for Howard H. Brady Jr., a Maryland artist who worked primarily in oils and drew inspiration from Maryland's urban scenes, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the A. Alan Seitz Funeral Home, 3818 Roland Ave.

Mr. Brady, who was 61 and lived on Asbury Street in Mount Washington, died Thursday at Church Hospital after a heart attack in a Fells Point restaurant. He had survived a previous cardiac arrest last August.

An impressionist, Mr. Brady also did marine paintings and figure studies in watercolors. He had shown his work in many regional art shows, most recently in two Life of Maryland exhibits in Baltimore. His art won many prizes, such as the Conrad Protzman, Winsor Newton and George Peabody awards.

When he was 20, the Baltimore native enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he began his professional career as a photographer. As a sergeant in the Korean War, he took part in the Battle of Chosin, a conflict with heavy casualties. He became member of the Chosin Few, a fraternity of those who survived.

In 1963, Mr. Brady graduated from what is now the Maryland College of Art, where he later returned for additional studies.

For 35 years, he had a commercial art business, operated initially as the Howard Brady Studio on North Charles Street and in Lutherville. More recently, his firm was known as BR Graphics, on North Charles Street and in Mount Washington.

Mr. Brady was a former president of the Baltimore Art Directors Club and a former board member of the Maryland Institute of Art Alumni Association. He had been listed in "Outstanding Young Men of America."

He is survived by his former wife, Nancy S. Brady of Lutherville; three daughters, Laura Starr of Owings Mills, Jill Lewis of Towson and Janice Olsen of Lutherville; and four grandchildren.


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