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George Loring Brown

George Loring Brown
"Twilight" Lake of Albano Near Rome, oil on canvas, 22"x36", 29"x43" framed, s.l.r. "Geo L. Brown," dated 1877, inscribed verso "Twilight" Lake of Albano near Rome painted by Geo. L. Brown 1877
Born Feb 2, 1814, Boston. Worked in Boston 1834-36, in NYC in 1837, painted portraits in Worcester 1838-1839, then expatriated to Italy for 20 years. Painted scenes in and around Rome that were popular with Americans making the Grand Tour. Returned to America in 1859, worked in NYC in 1862 and Boston, 1864. One of earliest Americans to work in watercolor.

Exhibited: Boston Athenaeum, 1834-74; National Academy, 1837-66; Apollo Association and American Art-Union , 1839-52; Pennsylvania Academy and Artist's Fund Society,1836-64; and Maryland Historical Society, 1848-1853.

In the collection of: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Mattatuck Museum; Mobile Museum of Art; LA County Museum of Art; San Diego Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Georgia Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Worcester Art Museum; North Carolina Museum of Art; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; New York Historical Society; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and National Museum of American History.

Died in Malden, MA, June 25, 1889.


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