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Sunday, May 04, 2008


TRIBUTE TO BARBARA BRADLEY

Barbara Bradley, one of the greatest persons I have ever known passed away suddenly in a car accident. She was one of the greatest instructors I have ever had and she made a huge impact on the way I approach drawing. She was a real tough mentor to impress and made you want to please her. Her critiques were always cutting to the bone but at the same time highly constructive. She could embarrass you but then at the same time get your blood up so you could rise to her challenge. It was her way of demonstrating the love she felt for you. You don't meet that many teachers like that any more-everyone has become so "politically correct", eager to be liked and not to ruffle feathers. Barbara was old school; you had to work hard to earn her respect.

Peace,

Kim

4 comments:

Dorota said...

Very sad. The drawing is beautiful.

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

What's even sadder is that her husband passed away soon after because he was lost without her.

Dorota said...

When did this happen? That's awful.!!!

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

This happened last Friday. Apparently the husband was driving in the fast lane when his defibulator went out, he passed out and they crashed in the fast lane. Barbara died at the hospital shortly after and her husband, probably wracked with guilt and loneliness died soon after. There is supposed to be a big memorial at the Art Academy in SF to honor her. She is a legend there...