Artist biography

Frederick BROWN 1851–1941

Teacher and painter in oils and watercolour. Born 14 March 1851 at Chelmsford, Essex, son of an artist and teacher. Studied at the R.C.A. 1868–77 and in Paris, under Robert-Fleury and Bouguereau, 1883. Taught at the Westminster School of Art 1877–92, expanding it from evening classes. Succeeded Legros as Slade Professor, London, and consolidated his reforms, producing a series of fine painters 1892–1918. Exhibited at the R.A. 1879–85 and from 1933. Played a large part in the foundation and constitution of the N.E.A.C. 1886. Important collector of his contemporaries' and pupils' work. Published his ‘Recollections’ in Artwork, Nos.23 and 24, 1930. Died 16 January 1941 at Richmond, Surrey.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I