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Arthur Brown

 (1881 - 1966)
Arthur William Brown was active/lived in New York, Ontario / Canada.  Arthur Brown is known for magazine story art illustration.

Arthur Brown

Arthur William Brown /
A W Brown
(1881 - 1966)

"Brownie," as his artist friends called him, epitomizes the rule of "90% of life is just showing up." A Canadian school drop out, he worked on a steamer, sketching in his spare time (he sold these to newspapers).

Saving his earnings, he enrolled at the Art Student's League and studied under Walter Appleton Clark, F W DuMond, and FR Gruger. When a friend got a job from the Saturday Evening Post to cover a circus, Brownie went along. The Post liked the article AND Brown's circus drawings, which bought them, a relationship between publisher and artist that lasted 40-years.

Brown's pencils appeared in most Post issues from the teens on. He concentra  ...  Displaying 750 of 1813 characters.

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About  Arthur Brown

Born:  1881 - Hamilton, Ontario
Died:   1966
Known for:  magazine story art illustration