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Frederick Brown, 1851-1941

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1851.03.14
Place of Birth: Chelmsford, Essex
Date of Death: 1941.01.16
Place of Death: Richmond, Surrey


Frederick Brown was a watercolourist and painter of landscape and genre.


He studied at the Royal College of Art from 1868-1877 and later in Paris with Robert-Fleury and Bougereau. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879 and at the Royal Society of British Artists (of which WHistler was President, 1886-1888). In 1886, Brown became involved in setting up the New English Art Club. He also became well known as an art teacher, succeeding Alphonse Legros as Slade Professor in 1892.


Wood, Christopher, Victorian Artists, Suffolk 1995; Johnson, Jane (ed.), Works Exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists 1824-1893..., Suffolk, 1975; The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, (accessed 2004).