(1821 - 1875)
John Ross Browne was active/lived in California, District Of Columbia. John Browne is known for travel book illustration, frontier painting.
Biography John Browne
A peripatetic illustrator for the United States government, John Ross
Browne also illustrated and wrote his own travel books. Combining
personal and official travel experiences during the 1840s, 50s and 60s,
Browne recorded adventures in gold-mining California, Apache country in
Arizona, sailing around Cape Horn in South America, writing reports in
Texas and New Orleans, sightseeing in the Middle East and Europe and
serving his government in China. Many of his writings with
sketches were published in Harper's Magazine.
Browne was born in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated with his parents to
Louisville, Kentucky in 1832. He studied shorthand, and then
worked in Washington DC for the United States
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