Since running away to sea aged 14, Bradley has led a peripatetic life, in London, Paris, Bruges, South America, with an extensive period living in the Far East from 1962-72. Oriental art, calligraphy and philosophy are often an integral part of his art. He was taken on by five of London's leading galleries in the mid 1950s, all of whom gave him one-man shows; met with similar success in Paris where he showed with the Galerie Rive Gauche from 1960. Solo exhibitions: include Gimpel Fils 1954, Piccadilly Gallery 1955, Redfern Gallery 1955, Gallery One 1956, Matthieson Gallery; and countless one-man shows since in Europe, USA, South America, Japan & Hong Kong, making him one of the most widely exhibited British artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Recent shows at England & Co, and Birch & Conran.