Brown was born 1868 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, was an influential member of the
Tryon artist community. Brown would travel to Charleston to paint with his
friend and colleague Elizabeth O'Neill Verner. He worked primarily in oil and
watercolors painting the surrounding landscape. 4 watercolors by Brown are in
the collection of The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA. He is listed
in Tryon Artists : 1892-1942.
John S. Brown died in North Carolina in