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Joan Brown

 (1938 - 1990)
Joan Brown was active/lived in California, British Columbia / India.  Joan Brown is known for expressionist painting-impasto, abstraction.

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Biography   Joan Brown


One of California's most well-known and celebrated figurative expressionist painters, Joan Brown is recognized among the important artists who emerged from the creative milieu of the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1950s.  Perhaps because of her premature death, recognition of her work as a significant abstract painter of the late 20th century has taken time.

San Francisco born Joan Brown became an art student almost by accident. She graduated from high school at age seventeen with no real training in art in 1955. Her parents enrolled her at Lone Mountain College, then a women's Catholic school in San Francisco. Shortly before her first day of classes there, Joan having seen an ad in the newspaper and on an impu   ...  Displaying 750 of 30040 characters.

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