Thursday, April 5, 2012

Paintings of Young Girls by John George Brown (1831 - 1913)

John George Brown British and American painter, was born in Durham, England, on 11 November 1831. Brown became famous for his depictions of street urchins he found on the streets of New York, like bootblacks, street musicians, posy sellers, newsboys, etc. His Passing Show (Paris, Salon, 1877) and Street Boys at Play (Paris Exhibition, 1900) are good examples of his popular talent. Brown's art is best characterized as British genre paintings adapted to American subjects. Essentially literary, it is executed with precise detail, but is poor in color, and more popular with the general public than with connoisseurs.

Source: Flicker Photostream of Suzee Que

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