Artists of Marin

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Alexander Carl Bratenahl


Alexander Carl Bratenahl (1946-1993) was an artist of West Marin who was associated with the Bay Area figurative and abstract expressionism movements, before his untimely death from AIDs. Alexander had studied at Stanford University. The Marin Independent Journal and contemporary artists paid tribute to him, during his retrospective show in Point Reyes Station, April 2015: “Bratenahl would bring members of the Cockettes, the San Francisco drag troupe, to sleepy West Marin, shocking some people and delighting others.” (source: