Fine Artist, Illustrator, Musician, Singer and Family Man
Jeb Brady was a native of Westport CT, where he was born in 1948. He attended Staples High School and afterwords through the encouragement of Saturday Evening Post cover artist Steve Dohan attended The Art Students League of New York. He later went on to attend the Silvermine Art School, The Academy of Art in San Francisco, Marin Junior College, and privately studied with Marin water color master, Jerry Stitt.
Pursuing a dual career in fine and commercial art, he created many designs and paintings for a diverse group of clients. Amongst them include M.C.I. , Winterland Productions, The National Association of specialty Food Trade, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Jeb created work for movies and television including the TV series “Blues Express”, “Deep Blues” a Robert Mugge film, Album covers for artist like Frankie Lee, and props for films such as “Bartleby” by local director Jonathon Parker.
An accomplished musician, Jeb worked with Les Blanks Flower Films, contributing art to ethno musical films such as “The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins” “Puyamana” and “Yum,Yum, Yum”. He was the artist in residence for the long running Marin County Blues Festival and has been collected by musicians Etta James, Tony Bennet and Mark Naftalin of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Jebs’ Commitment to painting continued through the years and he has participated in many group and one man shows. His work is mainly in private collections or owned by his sons Michael Brady, Noah Walden and wife Sandra Brady.
Jeb traveled the world to study painting including ten trips to Europe and the U.K. His styles all the while bouncing from still life, landscape, portraiture, modern and psychedelic. He passed away in 2011 from difficulty’s with bone cancer, but leaves behind a legacy of fine art, creativity, and family that continue to preach his mantra of kindness. His son Michael is currently the Executive Chef here at Vin Antico.