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 Harrison Bird Brown  (1831 - 1915)

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Lived/Active: California/Maine / England      Known for: landscape, marine, and portrait painter, survey artist

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BIOGRAPHY for Harrison Brown
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Birth
1831 (Portland, Maine)
 
Death
1915 (London, England)

Lived/Active
California/Maine / England

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Harrison Bird Brown was born in 1831 in Portland, Maine, and is best known for his White Mountain landscapes and marine paintings of Maine's Casco Bay.  By 1860, Brown was being praised as a leading American marine painter. Known also as Harry B., Henry B., and some times mistakenly as Henry Box Brown (Eason), he began an apprenticeship at age 21 with house and ship painters Forbes and Wilson. He then became a banner and sign painter, under the name "H. B. Brown, Banner & Ornamen (showing 500 of 2952 characters).



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