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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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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

Identity:

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

Life:

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.

Bibliography:

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, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 2004).