Braldt Bralds was born in the Netherlands and, from an early age, began showing a high interest in the arts. He enrolled in the prestigious Grafische School in Rotterdam at the age of twelve, where he gained broad knowledge in graphic arts and printing. During his education, through self-initiated projects and determination, Bralds developed his own distinct artistic style: conceptual realism executed through vibrant oil paintings. In 1978, Bralds received his first commission with a cover for TIME magazine. This cover was the beginning of a long and impressive career. His client list includes such notable publications as Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Omni Magazine, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Playboy, Penthouse, National Geographic, and more. His work has been featured in ad campaigns for Levi-Strauss, Grand Marnier, Alfa Romeo, Pirelli Brazil, Kahlua, IBM International, and Japan, among others. He has designed three stamp issues for the United Nations Postal Service and the United States Postal Service. While living in New York, Bralds taught at the School of Visual Arts. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Hall of Fame recognition from the Dutch Society of Illustrators and the Society of Illustrators’ Hamilton King Award. In the late 1990’s, Bralds transitioned to a fine art career, displaying his work in exhibits and galleries throughout the world.