Howard H. Brady Jr., a Maryland artist who worked primarily in oils and drew much inspiration from local urban scenes, died Thursday at Church Hospital after a heart attack in a Fells Point restaurant.
He was 61 and lived on Asbury Street in Mount Washington.
Services for Mr. Brady were being held today at the A. Alan Seitz funeral establishment, 3818 Roland Avenue.
An impressionist, Mr. Brady also did marine paintings and figure studies in watercolors. His works won many prizes, including the Conrad Protzman Award, a Windsor Newton Award and a George Peabody Award.
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 bloody conflict that claimed the lives of most who engaged in it.
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.