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Bruno Andrade was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he lived and worked. In 1977, Andrade received an MFA in Painting from the University of Michigan. During this time, he studied with American Surrealist artist Gerome Kamrowski, and abstract artist Albert Mullen. Both of whom studied with Hans Hofmann, the great Abstract Expressionist painter and teacher. Andrade also studied with Si Sillman and Vincent Castagnacci, pupils of Josef Albers. Andrade was profoundly influenced by Alber’s color theory and a course in Art and Visual Perception at the University of Michigan, taught by Rudolf Arnheim. In addition to his artistic career, Andrade was an art professor. He taught at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri before returning to Texas in 1981. He then taught at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Andrade was awarded the Artist Fellowship Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., in 1980 and 1989. In 1996, Andrade was inducted into the Smithsonian
institution National Museum of American Art archive. His works are included in numerous corporate and museum collections throughout the country.
Described as an “eccentric visionary,” Bruno Andrade opens to us a world of Matisse-like color and memory based reproductions that are fueled by aesthetics and a sense of abstraction. Letting a love for intense emotion and intimacy between one and still-life paintings, Andrade depicts nature and landscape as a special recreation of his inner sanctum and invites all to experience a world that echoes with wonder and realism.
Andrade connects his emotions to celebrated landscapes that capture nature and aesthetics that reassure being in touch with land. the artist’s color palette inspires nostalgia and ethereal bounds, fixated on energy from the artist and the very world he paints. Andrade evokes what modernists such as Matisse, Cezanne, and Gaugin all worked on.

Cover Art Title:
Into Memory, 2009
Signed and dated lower right
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 in
121.9 x 91.4 cm

Page 3 Art Title:
Apple of My Eye, 1999
Signed and dated lower right
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm