(1880 - 1954)
Howell Chambers Brown was active/lived in California, Arkansas. Howell Brown is known for Indian figure-genre and landscape painter.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Etcher, painter and printmaker, Howell Chambers Brown created work that
included California scenes, the Grand Canyon, and pueblos of New Mexico.
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was born in Little Rock, Arkansas but moved at age sixteen with his
family to Pasadena, California. He graduated from Stanford
University Engineering College and then, giving up engineering, lived
for several years on a ranch in Sinaloa, Mexico. Political upheaval
drove him back to California where he studied art and became known
locally for his paintings but nationally for his printmaking abilities.
In 1914, he and his brother, Benjamin, started the Printmakers of LA, which later became the California Society of Printmakers.
work is in the Smithsonian Institution, where a 1924 exhibition
included subjects of Acoma and Laguna Pueblos in New Mexico, the Grand
Canyon in Arizona, and California scenes of Santa Barbara, San
Francisco and Monterey.
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
Doris Dawdy, Artists of the American West
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