Irby Graves Brown
(1928 - 2016)
Irby Graves Brown was active/lived in New Mexico, Texas. Irby Brown is known for Southwest landscape painting, teaching.
Biography Irby Graves Brown
Irby Brown began his career in the most straight forward manner possible growing up in Paris, Texas, northeast of Dallas. Irby knew at a very early age he wanted to become an artist. He was commisioned to paint his first landscape by a local shop owner when he was thirteen years old. After this experience, a career of painting was set in stone. After graduating from high school, Irby served in the Army, and then studied with Olin Travis for three and one-half years at the Art Institute in Dallas.
From the very beginning, Brown was influenced by the Impressionists, which he experienced first hand in the Dallas Museum of Art. It was the colors juxtaposed together, the warm with the cool colors. What an impact, and the fact that they pa
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