Lester Bridaham

As museum director and artist, Bridaham was trained as a chemical engineer at MIT. While working in the steel business in the 1920s, he was called to jury duty in N.Y.C., where during the evenings he indulged his passion for art by attending classes at the Art Students League studying under Kimon Nicolaides. He went on to paint in France and Morocco before training at Harvard in Museum Administration. Lester then directed museum operations at the Art Institute of Chicago and in New Orleans, before retiring to paint. He died in 1992.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

A Corner of Bliss
The Bridaham Collection:  Interview with Vivian Bridaham, Paintings by Lester Bridaham
Distinctly Montana Magazine - Spring 2014