Born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, 1914-1971, Philip Wass Brown spent
the greater part of his life there. He attended Bates College
for three years in Lewiston, Maine. A few months spent at
the A. K. Cross summer school in Boothbay Harbor provided him with his
only art education.
Mr. Brown had four one-man shows in
Providence, Rhode Island, and one in Boston, Massachusetts. His
work was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in
Philadelphia; in the Eggleston Gallery, New York City; Symphony Hall
and the Fine Arts Festival, Boston; the Invitation Shows at the Maine
Art Festival in Augusta; the Rhode Island League of Arts and Crafts,
where he also served as Art Director, the Rhode Island School of Design
Museum, and the Providence Art Club, where he took first prize in a
national drawing show.
He was one of fifty artists whose work was chosen from the "100
Artists of the Twentieth Century", shown at Colby College in
Waterville, Maine, to tour the country in 1964-65.
Bicentennial USA 1976 Dover-Foxcroft. Published by the Cosmopolitan Club of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 1976. Printed by Courier-Gazette, Inc. Rockland, Maine
Submitted January 2008 by Alan Smith a former neighbor of the artist.