Gertrude Grant Brown
(1878 - 1967)
Gertrude Grant Brown was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Georgia, West Virginia. Gertrude Brown is known for painter, craftsperson, art educator.
Biography Gertrude Grant Brown
The following, submitted November 2005, is from David McLaughlin, who is writing a book about the artist.
Gertrude Grant Brown, who specialized in watercolor and oil painting,
was born on May 9, 1878 in Malden, West Virginia. She was known
as Gigi Bee (G.G.B.), Aunt Gert, or Brownie by her nieces, nephews, and
friends. She was the youngest of the eight daughters of Amanda
Virginia Tompkins (first cousin of Ulysses Simpson Grant, 18th
president of the United States), and John Calvin Brown (son of James
Moore Brown, author of The Captives of Abb's Valley.
Gertrude grew up first in Malden, West Virginia, where her father was
pastor at Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Ch
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