WORLD OF J. G. BROWN


WORLD OF J. G. BROWN

MARTHA HOPPIN    Book Number: 77682    Product format: Hardback

John George Brown (born 1831) was, and still is, most associated with the image of the entrepreneurial young bootblack, American children from immigrant families. He had himself emigrated from England in 1853. His street urchins make music, play card games, imitate politicians by giving speeches and art collectors by admiring objects pulled from the rubbish bins. Brown painted two worlds, the rural and the urban, children playing in the countryside resembling works by his contemporaries Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson. His innovative urban scenes represent the impoverished children who swept crossings, shined shoes, played music and sold flowers and apples on New York City's streets. In a career spanning over 50 years from the American Civil War to World War One, he expressed his passion for storytelling and much of his success depended on how actively he showed his work in New York venues including commercial galleries, private clubs and receptions held at artists' studios. Brown also painted portraits and landscapes, Grand Manan Island fishermen, and elderly farmers and their wives. But here it is the little dogs and little children who take centre stage in these 260 pages with over 200 illustrations, 140 in colour. Large size and published in association with Antique Collectors' Club.
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ISBN 9780915829811
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