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For the past twenty years Bradley Cooley and Bradley Cooley Jr.have been devoting their creative abilities to creating Seminole and Miccousukee people and their legends.

We are proud of our strict attention to authentic detail in bronze which has giving us respect for traditions, understanding and respect of tribal ways and connections to each other as people. We devote hours of research to recreate the dress, namentation, tools and spiritual symbols. We work directly with Tribal leaders to assure accuracy of each sculpture.

We have been truly blessed to have amassed an impressive body of work earning a reputation for exceedingly large and realistic sculptures of American Indian subjects and wildlife. Aibiaka 12”5’W 5”D and the clans behind Billies swamp Safari is a twelve foot high sculpture created for The Seminole Tribe, Life-size Portrait busts in the Hollywood of the Chairman and council members at the tribal office, Miss Seminole Princess statues are created annually , Life-size chiefs and historical heros among works being created throughout the years.

The latest on-going project, commissioned by The Seminole Tribe of Florida, that the Cooley sculpture team has sculpted is seven Life-size military figures for the Brighton Veteran’s center which we created to honor the Seminole Veterans present and past. This grouping will be dedicated in
2009

Our creations include over 40 commissioned monumental and Life-size sculptures which have been placed in Public parks, Government grounds ,college campuses, museums and corporations in Florida alone.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Cooley Sculpture Team

Accomplishments and Awards:

Seminole People of Florida Survival Success
November 15, 2007 to June 1, 2008
Museum of Florida History
R.A. Gray building
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
Florida Indian Heritage
October 31-Nov. 30, 2007
Museum Of Florida Art Culture
South Florida Community College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, Florida 33825
Seminole Tribe Masters of Tradition
February 8-11 2007
Oakley Museum
Seminole Hard Rock Paradise
Hollywood, Florida
Judge for Genuine Seminole Crafts Contest
February 8, 2007
Hard Rock Hotel
One Seminole Way
Hollywood Florida
Bronze By Cooley Florida History and Wildlife Sculpture
March 10-April 29, 2006
Gadsden Arts Center 13 N. Madison St. Quincy, Fl 32351
Presenting sponsor Premier Bank
Schemitzun 1st place Sculpture/carvings/Bronze
August 2005
Wintechog Hill Road
Mashantucket, Ct 06338
An Exhibition of Bronze By Cooley Latest Works
June 2-25 2005
The Quitman/ Brooks County Museum And Cultural Center
121 N. Culpepper St. Quitman Georgia 31643
Florida Native Americans in Bronze
March 15- April 15, 2005
Museum of Florida History Art Center
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Seminole Paradise Hard Rock Casino Expo
One Seminole Way
Hollywood,FL
The Fourth Annual Hardy Family Art Exhibition
May 2-Jan 1, 2004
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Spa
Main Gallery
1001 Lafayette Dr Farmington, Pa
One Man Show for Bronze By Cooley
Oct. 1st-31 2004
Forest Capital State Museum
Florida Forest Festival
204 Forest Park Drive
Perry, Fl.
Florida Wildlife Exposition
Feb 1-2003 2003
Lakeland, Florida
11th Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show
August 2002
Colorado
Safety Harbor Museum Presents Art Floridian
Bradley Cooley and Bradley Cooley Jr Sculptors
Aug 16 through October 29, 2000
Florida's History Through the Eyes of The Artist
Sept.11 -Nov 8,1999
Florida History Center Museum
805 N.U.S. HWY One Jupiter, Florida 33477
Bradley Cooley presents "A Seminole History In Bronze"
Jan 6-Feb. 28,1998
Thomasville Cultural Center
600 East Washington St
Thomasville, Georgia 31799
Native Americans A Proud People
May 1-July 30th 1996
Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center
325 S. Scenic Hwy Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Florida's Lost Tribes
Jan1-31st,1996
Osceola Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 451088
Kissimmee, Florida 34745-1088
curator Angie Maloney
Museum Of Arts and Space Planetarium, Invitational
Oct. 1-31st, 1995
3280 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33139
"Discover Native America"
Featured Artist Opryland U.S.A

May 27-June1, 1994
2808 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Seminole Tribe
Museum Gallery Features Bradley Cooley
Jan.6-31st, 1993
Highlands Museum For The Arts
351 West Center Ave
Sebring, Florida 33870-3507
curator Marj Richard
Best Of Show Masterstrokes
Chateau Elan Art Gallery
July 4-30 1993
7000 Old Winder Hwy
Braselton Georgia 30517
Artist Adds Luster
March 14-30, 1992
Pioneer Florida Museum
P.O. Box 335
Dade City, Florida 34297-0335
Seminole Exhibit
March 26-May10, 1991
Loxhatchee Historical Museum
805 North U.S. One
Jupiter, Florida 33477
curator Elizabeth Kehoe

 

Commissions Permanent Collections

American Royalty
Florida State Capitol

High Ranking Native Americans of
the 16th century in bronze
March 15 2007 The Capitol
500 S. Bronough St
Tallahassee,Fl
Osceola Life-size in Bronze
Accquired by The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Exhibited at Ah-Tha-Thi-Ki At Okalee Museum
February 10, 2007
5710 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida 33440
Seminole Family In Bronze
Moore Athletic Center

Florida State University
A Life –sized cast bronze acquired by Florida
State University October 20, 2006 .
Tallahassee Florida

The Wall of Honor
Firefighter and Forestry Men of Honor at
Florida Capitol Rotunda
Bronze sculpture Funded by Florida Joint Council
of Fire and Emergency Services Organizations,
Governor Jeb Bush, April 18, 2006
Capitol Rotunda
Tallahassee, Fl
Indian Heritage Tableau Seminole Family
Museum of Florida History
Permanent collection Florida Department of State,
Office Of Cultural and Historic Programs
March 15 2006 ’s
Ray Charles Immortalized in Bronze
Haffye Hays Park, Greenville, Fl.
Commissioned by the Town of Greenville, Florida
February 18 , 2006
C.P. "Pop" Squires Life-size portrait
Commissioned by:Carina Corporation May 15, 2005
C.P Squires Park 
1050 Indigo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145
He was instrumental in forming  Las Vegas at its beginning. 
Miccosukee Indian Family
Museum of Florida History

Movin On Permanent collection
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Part of the Art In State Buildings Program
Seminole Warrior’s Permanent Display
The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Commissioned Nov. 6, 2003by Chairman
Mitchell Cypress to honor Seminole Veterans past and present
6300 Stirling Road Hollywood, Florida 33024
day.
Woodlands World
The World’s Largest Whitetail Deer Monumental Sculpture
20'H; by 10'W 28'L May 2, 2003
4067 National Pike
Farmington, Pa 15437
Featured article on Bucks of Bronze artists who created them Real tree.com
Abiaka and All The Clans
Billie's Swamp Safari
The Seminole Tribe of Florida
One and one half Life- Abiaka, Bear, Panther, Eagle , Deer, Otter,
Snake,Toad and Wind clan. Jan 2004
Otis Redding Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
Public Art Gateway Park,Macon,Ga
Life-size sculpture beside Otis Redding Memorial Bridge
Featured on N.B.C. Today show August 2003 &
Southern Living magazine Sept 2003 issue
Newtown Macon Inc. 9/ 15, 02
Macon, Ga.
The Squire
Legendary Golfer Gene Sarazan

St. Andrews Bay Resort Spa
Life-Size 8/15/2002
St. Andrews, Fife
KY 16 8PN Scotland, U.K
Life-size Bronze Bust of Mayor Weeks
Downtown in Public Park.
Aiken Downtown Development Assoc. Public Art
City of Aiken, S. C.
Jan 25, 2000.
Dancing In The Grapes
Diablo Grande June 1998

Two Times Life-size
Corporate permanent collection
Patterson, California
Portrait of Seminole Leader Cory Osceola
Collier County Museum
,
Governmental Center Life-size
3301 Tamiami Trail
East Naples, Florida
Ron Jamro , Director
Four Life-size figures.
Ah Tah Thi Ki Museum,
Seminole Tribe of Florida
HC-61 Box 21-A Clewiston,
Florida David Blackard, curator
Life Size Portrait A Legend in Golf. Mr. Gene Sarazen
Island Country Club

500 Nassau Court Marco Island, Florida 33937
Mystic Maiden
Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences

Daytona Beach, Florida
Dancing In The Grapes
Chateau Elan Resort
The Legends Resort
Corporate collection.
Conference Center
6060 Golf Club Dr
Braselton, Ga
Four ,Full figure Double Life-size portrait statues
Televised on The Rich and Famous, T.N.N. A E. 2003
Seminole Hero,Sam Jones "
Broward County Art In Public Places
Gerald F. Thompson, and The Seminole Tribe of Florida .
Billy L. Cypress of Tribal Museum Authority ""
Three Full -figure Portrait statues , Sam Jones leading mother child to safety.
Tree Tops Park
3900 SW 100th Ave.
Davie, Florida
Golf Legend Gene Sarazen
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Life-size Full-figure portrait statue of a legend.
P.O. Box 188 Farmington, Pa.
One Life-size Eagle, 1½ life-size Soaring Eagle, Bear and Deer
Hardy Family Art Collection. October 12 , 2002
Public Tour groups.
Manatee
Department of Environmental Protection
Permanent collection by Florida's
Art-In -State Buildings Program,
3800 Commonwealth Blvd
Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Chairman Mitchell Cypress
(Portraits in bronze)
2002 collection
The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Councilmen Max Osceola Jr.,Fred Smith, Jack Smith, David Cypress,
Seminole Tribe Headquarters main lobby
6300 Stirling Road
Hollywood, Florida 33024

Collected By:

Bobby Bowden F.S.U. Football Coach

Burt Reynolds Actor

James Haskins

Chairman Mitchell Cypress (Seminole Tribe of Florida)