Brown, Benjamin Chambers, 1865-1942

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Dates:
Birth 1865-07-14
Death 1942-01-19
Americans

Biographical notes:

Benjamin Brown (1865-1942) was born 14 July 1865 in Marion, Arkansas. He studied at the University of Tennessee and the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, under Paul Harney and John Fry. In 1890 he spent time studying under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant at the Academie Julian in Paris. He started portrait and still life art, but after moving to Pasadena in 1896, he began landscape art. He was a member of the California Art Club and the Pasadena Society of Artists and he and his brother, Howell, founded the Printmakers of Los Angeles, which would later become the California Society of Printmakers. He is most famously known for his impressionist landscapes, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains and fields of poppies. His art is exhibited in many places, including: Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, and many art museums and public libraries throughout the country.

From the description of Letter of Benjamin C. Brown, 1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367896662

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Subjects:

  • Art, American--20th century
  • Art, American
  • Artists

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Places:

  • California (as recorded)