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John Bradley Sutton, 90, of Annapolis died of natural causes April 15, 2016 at Fairfield Nursing Center. He resided in Annapolis since 1953. Mr. Sutton was born in Detroit Michigan on October 6, 1925. After graduating from High School in Pompton Lakes, NJ, he served in the United States Navy during World War II as an air crewman, radioman gunner in the Asiatic Pacific area, American area, and Philippine liberation. After the war he attended Rutgers University, '46-'48, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia for four years graduating in 1952. In 1963 he received a BFA degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 1987. Mr. Sutton was Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the Maryland Institute College of Art for 25 years preceded by 10 years of teaching art on a secondary level and painting and drawing on a college level. Retiring from the Maryland Institute in 1987, Mr. Sutton devoted his time to painting. His work has been represented in public and private collections. He has received numerous awards and special recognition during his professional life. He maintained a studio at his home in Annapolis and frequently painted landscapes in and around the Annapolis Chesapeake Bay area. He also spent time during the summers painting seascapes along the Maine coast. Mr. Sutton was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church attending daily Mass. He loved gardening and enjoyed long nature walks along the shores of Weems Creek. He is survived by his younger sister, Lois Mary Miller and several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016, 11:00am at St Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9:30-10:30am at John M Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com
Published in Baltimore Sun on Apr. 20, 2016
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