Art Decor Gallery is proud to present a series of paintings by Helen Bradley, one of the finest artists in Northern England during the 20th century. The contemporary artwork seen here is suitable for display in homes, offices or exhibitions throughout the UK. You are welcome to browse our selection of Helen Bradley’s paintings for sale, and if you don’t see the original creations you seek, we will happily source them for you as well.
Helen Bradley was born in 1900 in Lees, near Oldham. During the last thirteen years of her life she began to write short narrative accounts of her childhood growing up in the Edwardian era to try and show her grandchildren what life was then like and how much the world had since changed. She illustrated the text with her infamous naïve, primitive style of painting which always depicted the same central characters of her extended family and friends in a variety of customs and occasions which highlighted her daily life.
Hailed as one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century her series of four published books were printed throughout Europe, Japan and the USA which helped Helen achieve her international celebrity.
However it will be the legacy she left through her paintings, a total of 680 works in gouache, watercolour and oils that she will be best remembered. Her services to the art world were recognised with an MBE in 1979.