(1941 - 1997)
Roger Brown was active/lived in Illinois. Roger Brown is known for abstract-surreal figure-views.
Born in Alabama, he became one of the most celebrated of a group of
Chicago artists called "Imagists," creating edgy, cartoon-like
paintings of urban trauma. His specialty were whimsical cityscapes
that often touched upon social issues.
In 1987, a
retrospective was held of his work at the Washington D.C. Hirshhorn
Museum. He donated a collection of 30 paintings and his homes in
Chicago, La Conchita, California, and New Buffalo, Michigan to his alma
mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.