Michael David Brathwaite was born on February 7, 1951 in New York City and is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in which he received a BFA in 1978.
He as been a painter for 57 years and has exhibited his work at numerous galleries and museums. His work is representative of abstract painters from New York City during the 1970's.
He has studied with many internationally known artists such as William T. Williams, Jack Whitten, Will Barnet, Steve Posen, Hans Haacke, Debora Remington and many others.
Once a longtime resident of New York City, he now resides and works in Norwich Connecticut.