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Grafton Brown

 (1841 - 1918)
Grafton Tyler Brown was active/lived in California, British Columbia, Minnesota / Canada.  Grafton Brown is known for topographic townscape, illustration, lithography.

Grafton Brown

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Grafton Tyler Brown was an illustrator, landscape and frontier subject painter, and lithographer, who became California's first black sketch artist.  He worked first for the lithography firm of Kuchel and Dresel Company, whose specialty was views of California mining towns and mining genre.

His family were freed slaves who moved from Maryland in 1837 and arrived in San Francisco from Pennsylvania in the early 1860s.  He traveled extensively in that state as well as surrounding areas, painting and drawing the landscape including birds-eye town views, a painting in 1886 of the Grand Canyon, and the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in 1891.

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About  Grafton Brown

Born:  1841 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Died:   1918 - St. Peter, Minnesota
Known for:  topographic townscape, illustration, lithography