Thomas Austin-Brown was a landscape and genre painter, etcher and woodcut artist.
Austin-Brown was the son of a drawing-master.
Austin-Brown was a student of the Royal Scottish Academy School, and soon caught the attention of the critics at the exhibitions. His paintings, The Strawberry Harvest (1884), `Love Lightens Toil' (1885), `Hark! The Cuckoo' (1886) and `Playmates' (R.A 1886) were scenes from country life, and were noted for their vibrant colours and sentimentality. As a result of his work at Cambuskenneth, Austin -Brown became closely associated with the Glasgow movement, working in both oil and watercolour. As a result, he also shared their early success in London and on the Continent. Austin-Brown later lived in the north of France, where he continued to paint in watercolour, and completed much of his later work. Austin-Brown was a successful artist, who won several first-class medals at print exhibitions in Munich, Dresden, Barcelona and Budapest (1861-1911).
The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers also invited him to exhibit, when JW was still its president.
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