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Elizabeth Bradley, 57

Elizabeth Bradley, 57

Bradley, Elizabeth (née Georgoutsakou). An Art History professor who inspired countless students with her love of art. Elizabeth Bradley died on Sept. 4, 2019 surrounded by family in Nahant,  following a courageous three-year battle against metastatic breast cancer. She was 57. 

She was born on Jan. 29, 1962 in Athens, Greece, the daughter of Konstantinos and Ioanna Georgoutsakos. She graduated from the American School in Athens. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Connecticut. She followed this by getting a Master of Arts in Art History from Brown University in 1989. At Brown University she met Scott Bradley, her future husband, whom she married in 1993. 

In the 1990s she was a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Lecturer at the Chicago Art Institute. She continued on as a lecturer at Foothill College and Santa Clara University in California. Later on, she was an assistant curator at Hang Gallery in San Francisco representing Bay Area artists.

In 2000 she founded, and managed for most of the decade, one of the original online galleries, Art Dial, that represented local Boston artists.

In 2009 she joined Montserrat College in Beverly as a lecturer and eventually became an assistant professor of Art History. She taught numerous courses on 19th century art, Renaissance art and Greco-Roman art for the last decade. She was consistently ranked by her students as one of the top professors. There she also traveled to Viterbo, Italy multiple times where she was the co-director for the summer intense study abroad program and taught Ancient Roman art. She was also an adjunct professor of Art History at Salem State College where she taught Renaissance art and Endicott College in Beverly.

Throughout her life she was a passionate collector of art, covering every wall completely with paintings. She had incredible fashion sense and filled innumerable closets with her collections of shoes, handbags, and haute couture. She had an eye for design and enjoyed visiting estate sales on weekends.

She was an avid traveler across North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She was happiest on the beaches of Greece where she spent every summer.  

In 1999 she and her husband moved to Sudbury, where she was an active member of the Pokino group, Bunco group and the International club. In 2018 she moved to Nahant.

She is survived by her husband, Scott Bradley of Nahant; her son, Costas Bradley of Boston; her sister, Rania Georgoutsakou of Athens, Greece; and her father, Konstantinos Georgoutsakos of Athens Greece.

She was a longtime supporter of women’s rights, cancer research and animal welfare organizations. Donations may be made in any amount in her memory to the University of Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Research Fund (https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?program=MC&fund=603124) or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (https://secure.aspca.org/donate/ps-memory-sl-p1). 

Service information: A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m., at the Nahant Village Church, followed by a reception at the Cary Street Club. Arrangements are under the direction of the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Lynn. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

 

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