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Joan Brown

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

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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 17 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 on an impulse visited the campus of the Ca  ...  Displaying 750 of 30318 characters.




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About  Joan Brown

Born:  1938 - San Francisco, California
Died:   1990 - India
Known for:  expressionist painting-impasto, abstraction