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 Marvin Prentiss Brown  (1943 - )

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: abstraction to zero, sculpture

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BAYS, c. 1981, graphite, chalk and conte on graph paper
BAYS, c. 1981, graphite, chalk and conte on graph paper
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Diploma: Ecole d'Art Americaine de Fontainebleau (Beaux Arts-Architecture) France 2005

Selected Collections:

New York Public Library; Slobodkina Foundation, Glen Head, New York; Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond; Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass.; Center for Innovative Printing, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; New Jersey State Museum; Princeton University Libraries, Princeton, New Jersey; British Museum, London, England; Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia;

Selected Exhibitions:

"American Abstract Artists: Tribute to Esphyr Slobodkina" The Painting Center, New York, NY 2008
"Aesthetics of Diversity" The Historic Flushing Town Hall (Smithsonian Institution)
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing, NY 2007
"Continum" in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the American Abstract Artists, St. Peters College Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 2007 &
Winter Shaker Program of the Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY 2005
Chateau at Fontainebleau, Ecoles d'Art Americaine de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, FR 2005
Members Exhibition, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Historic Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY 2001
Imagin New York, Municipal Arts Society and the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing, NY 1998
"On the Verge" Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (sponsor), Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY 1996
"Pioneers of Abstract Art 1936-1996" the Sidney Mishkin Gallery of the Baruch College of CUNY, New York, NY (curated by Sandra Kraskin, Ph.D., Gallery Director) 1995
"African-American Printmaking, 1638 to the Present" South Nyack Contemporary Art Center, South Nyack, NY (sponsored by the Art Department of the Rockland County Community College, Suffren, NY) 1993
"First in the Heart is the Dream: African-American Artists with a Philadelphia Connection" The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Public Lectures by the Artist:
2008 Contemporary Art Net, The New Art Center, New York, NY
Department of Art and Art History, Sewall Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas 1995 Artist-in-Residence The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (studio critiques and public lecture)

Selected Bibliography:

Furlong, William. Audio Arts, Discourse and Practice in Contemporary Art (catalog, Academy Editions Group, London 1994. Pages 111 and 140.)

Kraskin, Sandra (Ph.D.) Pioneers of Abstract Art, American Abstract Artists, 1936-1996, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, The City University of New York, 1996. Page 29.

Smith, Alvin (Ph.D.) A Selective Illustrated Survey of Afro-American Art, 1945-1973 Doctoral Dissertation filed at Teacher's College, Columbia University, NY 1973.

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