Benjamin Chambers Brown

     3rd CAC President

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Benjamin Chambers Brown
(1865 – 1942)

A painter, lithographer and etcher. Born in Marion, Arkansas
on July 14, 1865. Early in life Brown was trained as a photographer and
in his late teens studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts under Paul
Harney and John Fry. He later studied in Paris at the Academie Julian
under Laurens and Benjamin-Constant. During his early career he moved
about and was active in St. Louis, Little Rock, and Texas. Earlier he
specialized in portraiture and still lifes; however, upon moving to Pasadena
in 1896, he turned his attention to the local landscape. His first etchings
were done in 1914 and, with his brother Howell, he cofounded the Printmakers
of Los Angeles which later became the California Society of Printmakers.
Brown died in Pasadena on January 19, 1942. Today he is nationally known
for his Impressionist landscapes of the snow-capped Sierra peaks and fields
of poppies.

~ Edan Milton Hughes, Artists in California
1786 – 1940

American Federation of Arts
California Art Club (President, 1915-1916)
Chicago Society of Etchers
Laguna Beach Art Association
Printmakers of Los Angeles (California Society of Printmakers)

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