Artist biography

Sir Arnesby BROWN 1866–1955

Painter of landscape and cattle under the influence of the Barbizon School and Impressionism. Born 29 March 1866 in Nottingham. Studied at Nottingham, later under Andrew McCallum, and at Bushey under Herkomer 1889–92. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1890, A.R.A. 1903, R.A. 1915. Married Mia Edwards, painter of children, 1896. Spent the winters at St Ives, Cornwall, and the summers in Norfolk. Took a house in Chelsea 1910 and spent the winters there till his wife died 1931. Knighted 1938. One-man exhibition, The Changing Hours, Leicester Galleries 1909. Represented at the Venice Biennale 1934; retrospective exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum 1935. Died at his home in Haddiscoe, Norfolk, 16 November 1955. Memorial exhibition at Norwich 1959.

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