Harrison B. Brown


Harrison B. Brown


Picnic at Snow Falls - South Paris, Maine
Oil on Canvas
13 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches


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Henry Box Brown aka. Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915) was born in Portland, Maine in 1831.  At 15 Brown was apprenticed to house, sign, and ship painters in Portland.  By 1852 he was working in Harrison Eastman's engraving shop in San Francisco.  He changed his name to Harrison Bird Brown after working with Eastman, and by 1860 he was back in Maine where he became one of that state's most successful painters of landscapes and marines. After moving to England in 1892, he lived in London until his demise on March 10, 1915.

Exh:  NAD, 1858-60.

In:  Portland Museum.

Biography taken for AskArt.com