Earl Bradley Lewis showed artistic promise as early as the third grade in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two artistic uncles encouraged him to attend the Temple University School Art League where he studied under the tutelage of Clarence Wood, a noted painter in Philadelphia. From that point on, Lewis was on a path which led him to his medium of preference – watercolor.
After graduating from the Temple University Tyler School of Art in 1979, Lewis went directly into teaching, and freelancing as a graphic designer. Between 1985 and 1986 he completed a body of work which was exhibited in a downtown Philadelphia gallery. The show sold out, bringing him public recognition and critical acclaim. Within two years, his work was exhibited at the prestigious Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, where his shows continue to sell out.
Lewis’ work is now part of major private collections and is displayed in galleries throughout the United States. He currently teaches illustration at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a member of The Society of Illustrators in New York City. His credits include many children’s books which capture an honesty of line and color that make his work instantly recognizable.