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John Brown

 (1831 - 1913)
John George Brown was active/lived in New York, California.  John Brown is known for juvenile-other figure and genre and landscape painting.

John Brown

Born into a poor family in Durham, England, John George Brown earned a reputation as one of 19th-century America's most skilled painters of children, especially entrepreneurial, cheerful street urchins who earned a pittance as boot blacks, newspaper vendors, etc. In some circles, he was dubbed the "Boot Black Raphael" because of the glowing faces of his child figures and his skill of execution. His paintings of these sympathy-arousing children were so popular in a Victorian era of increased industrialization that he became rich from painting sales as well as royalties from lithographs.

Brown showed early drawing talent but was discouraged by his lawyer father who insisted that he learned a trade, so he apprenticed for seven years wit  ...  Displaying 750 of 11995 characters.

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About  John Brown

Born:  1831 - Durham, England
Died:   1913 - New York City
Known for:  juvenile-other figure and genre and landscape painting