George Elmer Browne (1871-1946)

 

George Elmer Browne (1871-1946)

George Elmer Browne (1871-1946)
American Naturalist landscape, marine, genre painter & teacher ;
William E. Browne ; W.E. Browne ; W. E. Browne ; Bill Browne ; W. Elmer Browne ;
[Born May 6, 1871 in Gloucester, Essex, MA – died July 12, 1946 in Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA of heart attack]

 

FAD record control number: 54606 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

George Elmer Browne (1871-1946) biography:

Birth: May 6, 1871 in Gloucester, Essex, MA ;
Death: July 12, 1946 in Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA of heart attack ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Taurus ;

Known for: Naturalist landscape painting ; Naturalist marine painting ; Naturalist genre and fantasy painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Fantasy ; fairies ; nymphs ;

Areas: Gloucester, Essex, MA ; Boston, MA ; New York, NY ; Paris, France ; Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA ; Fredericksburg, VA ; Cape Ann, MA ;
Region: North East ; Europe ; Atlantic ;
Lived: Gloucester, Essex, MA ; Boston, MA ; New York, NY ; Paris, France ; Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA ; Fredericksburg, VA ;
Father: Josiah Hill Browne (1843-1907) ;
Mother: Katharine H (Cowan) Browne Clooney (1841-1910?) ;
Relatives: Ralph Cowan Browne (1880-1960), brother ;
Spouse: Lillian Brooks (Putnam) Atwill? Browne (1869-1946?), married November 2, 1893 in Gloucester, MA ;
Children: Harold Putnam Browne (1894-1931), son ;

Training: Attended public high school, Salem, MA ; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA ; Cowles School of Art, Boston, MA ; Academie Julian, Paris, France under Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1837-1911) ;
Instructors: Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) ; Tony Robert-Fleury (1837-1911) ;
Work:

Taught: Mechanics Institute, Boston, MA (1895) ; Grand Central School of Art, New York, NY ; Mary Washington College, University of Virginia, VA, director (1944) ; Browne Art Classes, Provincetown, MA  and Europe (1919-1945) ;
Students:

Member: American Art Association of Paris, Paris, France ; Artists’ Fund Society, New York, NY ; The Century Association, New York, NY ; National Academy of Design, New York , NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1899-1946), Board, 1st Vice-President (1932-1934), Finance committee chairman (1929-1930), Entertainment chairman (1924-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930) ; Allied Arts of America, New York, NY, president (1930-1937) ;
Exhibited with: Mechanics Institute, Boston, MA (1895) ; Paris Salons, Paris, France (1904) ;
Awards: Mechanics Institute, Boston, MA (1895) ; Officer of Public Instruction and Fine Arts, Paris, France (1925) ; Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor (1926) ; Altman prize ; “Annual exhibition”, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, gold medal of honor ; American Watercolor Society, New York, NY ; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Samuel T. Shaw prize (1920) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; National Arts Club, New York, NY ;

Milestones: Friends with fellow artist Emile Albert Gruppe (1896-1978) where they painted in Cape Ann, MA ;

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Record birth date:
December 8, 2019

Last updated: May 23, 2020 at 15:55 pm

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