John Brown

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Sir John Arnesby Brown (born Nottingham, 29 March 1866,[1][2] died Haddiscoe, Norfolk, 16 Nov 1955[2]) was an English landscape artist, "one of the leading British landscape artists of the 20th century"[3] and best known for his impressionistic depictions of pastoral landscapes, often featuring cattle.

Arnesby Brown first studied at the Nottingham School of Art in the late 1880s. He has been called "the artist Nottingham forgot", with little remaining reference to him in Nottingham.[3]

He later studied at the Bushey School of Art in Hertfordshire for four years from 1889. After exhibiting at the Royal Academy for the first time in 1890,[4] he became an elected Associate there in 1903. He was knighted in 1938.[2]

He died in 1955, having not painted since 1942 due to blindness.[4] He is buried in the cemetery of the Parish Church of St Mary in his hometown of Haddiscoe, Norfolk.

[edit] Notes1.^ Chesterton, G K. Famous Paintings selected from the world's great galleries and reproduced in colour. Cassell, 1913, p.26
2.^ a b c Tate Collection biography, retrieved 26 October 2011
3.^ a b 'Works of top Nottingham painter to be auctioned', Nottingham Post, 30 Nov 2010
4.^ a b Object of the Month - September 2007, Royal Academy of Arts collections website, retrieved 26 October 2011
b.1866, d.1955


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