John George Brown

1831-1913 (b. England) America

 

Brief Biography-John George Brown was from Durham, England. His parents apprenticed him to the glass cutting trade for a period of seven years. He studied art at night when he was working in Newcastle-on-Tyne and Edinburgh.
In 1853 he moved to New York and studied at the National Academy of Design. In 1856 he set up studio in Brooklyn whilst his employer in the Flint Glass works supported his studies. He became a National Academician at the Academy and was later made vice president.
His work is essentially noted for his portrayal of street urchins however he also painted landscapes, some in the style of Bierstadt. He was regarded as the most successful genre painter of his time in America.

 

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A Taste
for Pie

A Taste for Pie

Card
Trick

Card Trick

Head to
Head

Head to Head

The Bully of the
Neighbourhood

The Bully of the Neighbourhood

A Thrilling
Moment

A Thrilling Moment

The
Tomboy

The Tomboy

the
teacher

the teacher

True
Friends

True Friends

The Cider
Mill

The Cider Mill

Longshoremen's
Noon

The Longshoremen's Noon

Tough
Customers

Tough Customers

dress
parade

dress parade

The
Monopolist

The Monopolist

Cleaning
Fish

 Cleaning Fish

The
Gang

The Gang

the transit
of venus

the transit of venus

the
Cowgirl

Cowgirl

the
Sunshine

Sunshine

the
Sympathy

A Surprise
Party

A Surprise Party

The Sidewalk
Dance

The Sidewalk Dance

Pegged
Out

Pegged Out

Sleeping
Angel

Sleeping Angel

His Favorite
Pet

His Favorite Pet

A
Confab

A Confab

A Joint
Investment

A Joint Investment

A Story
of the Sea

A Story of the Sea

The Boy
Violinist

The Boy Violinist

Winter
Sports-

Winter Sports in the Gutter

Banana
Boy

Banana Boy

Best
Friends

Best Friends

Eating
the Profits

Eating the Profits

Eying the
Fruit Stand

Eying the Fruit Stand

Coming
up Short

Coming up Short

Give Him
a Light

Give Him a Light

Morning
Papers

Morning Papers

News
Boy

News Boy

A
Newsboy

Newsboy

Paddy's
Valentine

Paddy's Valentine

Shine
Mister

Shine Mister

Heels Over
Head

Heels Over

Sorry He
Spoke

Sorry He Spoke

The Little
Joker

The Little Joker

A Sure
Shot

A Sure Shot

The
Anxious

The Anxious

the berry
boy

the berry boy

Three
for Five

Three for Five

Bird
Nesting

Bird Nesting

Against
His Will

Against His Will

The
Street

The Street

The
Bride

The Bride


bluffing

bluffing


daydreaming

daydreaming