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Lot 3179: John George Brown Original Oil on canvas 68x55 cm
22 October 2016
Chicago, IL, USALive Auction
Description: John George Brown (1831-1913) Original Oil on canvas 68x55 cm. Hand signed.He was a British citizen and an American painter born in Durham, England 1831. His parents apprenticed him to the career of glass worker at the age of fourteen in an attempt to dissuade him from pursuing painting. He studied nights at the School of Design in Newcastle-on-Tyne while working as a glass cutter and evenings at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh After moving to New York City in 1853, he studied with Thomas Seir Cummings at the National Academy of Design where he was elected a National Academician in 1861. Brown was the Academy's vice-president from 1899 to 1904.
Condition Report: This is in excellent condition.