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John George Brown  American  1831 -1913
Born: Durham  Great Britain 
Died: New York New York  
Active:   Great Britain 
Brooklyn, New York  c.1853-on
New York, New York  c.1853-on
Addresses:  Brooklyn New York   
 New York New York   
Studied: England 
National Academy of Design 
Instructors: William B. Scott 
Thomas Seir Cummings 
Exhibited: Brooklyn Art Association 1851-1891
National Academy of Design (often between 1858-1900)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1876, 1883, 1888, 1894
Boston Art Club 1879, 1882, 1885, 1895
Art Institute of Chicago 
Boston Athenaeum 
Paris Exposition 1889
Mechanics Institution, Boston 
California 1894
Pan American Exposition 1901
Corcoran Gallery 1907-1908
Pan American Exposition 
Examples of Work: Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Peabody Institute, Baltimore 
G.W.V. Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, MA 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Hudson River School
Subjects Known For: Genre
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1861; NA 1863
Century Association 
American Watercolor Society 
Artists' Fund Society of New York 
Salmagundi Club, New York 
Teaching Positions: National Academy of Design 
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John George Brown was born in 1831 in England and immigrated to America in 1853. While in England he studied under William B. Scott and continuing his education at the National Academy of Design in NYC. Brown was one of th... (More)

John George Brown's sentimentalized portrayals of street urchins, reproduced by the thousands, made him the richest and most celebrated genre painter in turn of the century America. Born in Durham, England in 1831, Brown studied art in England and Scotland before coming to America in 1853. ... (More)

J. G. Brown was one of America's most beloved genre painters, whose picturesque street urchins signify antebellum taste and culture. Born in Durham, England, Brown imported a Dickensian eye for youthful energy and urban bustle... (More)

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