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Charles Bragg

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Nationality  American
Name  Charles Bragg
Role  Artist

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Occupation  Artist, Sculptor, Author
Books  Asylum Earth, Charles Bragg on the Law: A Sardonic View of Our Fun-filled Legal System in Action : 35 Images

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Charles Bragg (1931 – January 9, 2017) was an American sculptor, painter, artist and author known best for his satirical artwork.


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Early life

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Bragg was born in St. Louis Missouri in 1931. His parents were Vaudeville performers, and he spent most of his young life traveling on tour with them. During his teenage years, he went to New York's High School of Music & Art in Harlem. At 18, he ran away with his high school sweetheart, fellow artist Jennie Tomao.


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Before pursuing art, Bragg worked as a cow driver, a truck driver, a stand-up comedian, and a factory worker. He eventually settled in California, where he began his artistic career. He started by painting portraits of wealthy families, as well as offering lessons. He began to pursue his own creative work and experienced some success. His success came from the humor and satirical style of his work, which often portrayed flaws in American society. His political opinions are featured in his work. Bragg has referred to himself as a "devoted student of the human race" and an "observer."

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Bragg's works have been showcased in museums and exhibits around the world, and he has had work commissioned by Playboy magazine. In 1986, PBS made a documentary about him called "Charles Bragg - One of a Kind." One of Bragg's lithographs, The Screen Goddess, is featured prominently in the opening scene of the 1992 Robert Altman film, The Player.


He has published and his work has been featured in books.

  • Longbeard the Wizard by Charles Bragg and Sid Fleischman (Jun 1970)
  • Charles Bragg: The Works! A Retrospective by Alan Bisbort, Charles Bragg and Richard B. Stolley (Oct 1999)
  • Charles Bragg on the Law by Charles Bragg (Nov 1, 1984)
  • Charles Bragg on Medicine by Charles Bragg (Nov 1984)
  • Asylum Earth by Charles Bragg (Feb 19, 2013)
  • Awards

    Bragg has won many awards, including the Gold Medal for the National Society of Illustrators as well as the Award of Merit from the Art Directors Guild of New York.

    Personal life

    Bragg lived in Beverly Hills. He had two children and died on January 9, 2017 at the age of 85.


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