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Christopher Brown
  • Christopher Brown

    Black and Green, 2013

    Oil on linen

    30 x 45 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Track and Tides, 2013

    Oil on linen

    60 x 60 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Big Hill, 2011

    Oil on linen

    80 x 80 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Chart, 2013

    Oil on linen on panel

    60 x 48 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Open, 2012

    Oil on linen

    30 x 30 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    John Adams, 2010

    Oil on linen

    22 x 30 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Sails & Sea II, 2010

    Oil on linen

    80 x 80 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Rose Bowl, 2010

    Oil on linen

    22 x 30 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Belmont, 2006

    Pastel and pigment on paper

    30 x 22 1/2 inches

     

  • Christopher Brown

    John Adams, 2010

    Oil on linen

    22 x 30 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Tournament, 2012

    Oil on linen

    30 x 40 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Land of Lakes, 2011

    Oil on linen

    80 x 70 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Miss America, 2010

    Oil on linen

    12 x 16 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Train Study #1, 2012

    Oil on canvas

    10 x 60 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Train Study #2, 2012

    Oil on canvas

    10 x 60 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Wheat Cutter, 2006

    Pastel on paper

    33 x 24 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Flag from Five Studies from an Endless Film, 1994

    Color softground etching with spit bite aquatint

    Edition of 25

    22 x 21 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Fenced In, 2007

    Softground etching with roulette, scrape, and burnish

    Edition of 20

    27 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Duck Plate, 2007

    Softground etching with roulette, scrape, and burnish

    Edition of 20

    27 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Statue, 2007

    Softground etching with roulette, scrape, and burnish

    Edition of 20

    27 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

  • Christopher Brown

    Step, 1997

    Color soft ground and aquatint etching

    Edition of 50

    20 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches

Artist Bio

Christopher Brown was born in 1951 in Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina, where his father, Bruce, was a doctor. When he was three, his family moved to Ohio, and his interest in art began to bud. He had his mother to enroll him in Saturday morning art classes in a neighbor's home; an interest in art is among Brown's earliest memories. Painting for Brown continues to be connected with the formation and sensation of memory; that moment in his childhood during the move to Ohio, when harmony was disrupted just as his conceptualization of the world began. When Brown was 13, his family moved again, this time to Illinois. His father became the student-health director at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where Brown attended college and majored in painting. After he graduated in 1973, he went to art school at the University of California at Davis. The faculty included Thiebaud, Wiley, Roy De Forest, Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri and Roland Peterson. At Davis, Brown began to think seriously about the concept of Pop Art in Great Britain as well as in America. To Brown, this concept meant both the presence-absence of the media image, the tension between its immediacy and yet its distance from us and from the reality to which it refers. After the first year at Davis, he took a year off and went to Europe on a grant from the University of Illinois. He spent several months in Spain, visiting the Prado, settling briefly in Malaga. Brown then went to Munich, where he spent most of the winter. Brown returned to Davis, where he graduated in 1976. After his graduation Brown spent five years on the move. First he moved to Woodland, an old farming community outside of Davis, where he taught part-time at American River College in Sacramento. Then in 1978, he moved to San Francisco, where he not only painted but also wrote art criticism for Artweek magazine in Oakland. Then, with a DAAD (Deutsches Akademisches Austausch Dienst) Fellowship awarded through the Fulbright Program, he went back to Munich for a year. He returned to San Francisco after being awarded the second of his two art critic's grants by the National Endowment for the Arts and went on to teach in the studio art department of the University of California at Berkeley in 1981 where he taught until 1994, and was Department Chair from 1990-1994. Brown currently lives and works in Berkeley, California.

Publications
A Gardener's Notebook
Christopher Brown
Exhibitions
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 5-8, 2013
EXPO Chicago
Festival Hall at Navy Pier
September 19th-22nd
The Art of Giving
December 9, 2010 – January 19, 2011
Christopher Brown
A Gardener's Notebook
September 9 – October 30, 2010
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
August 6 – 28, 2010
Art Basel Miami Beach
www.artbasel.com
December 3 – 7, 2008
Christopher Brown
Recent Paintings
May 20 – July 3, 2008
Christopher Brown
Buildings, Birds and Box Cars
March 2 – April 1, 2006
Art Basel Miami
Miami Beach
December 2 – 5, 2004
Christopher Brown
Recent Paintings
April 15 – May 29, 2004
Christopher Brown
New Paintings
May 30 – July 6, 2002
Selected Press
Christopher Brown: A Different View
ArtWorks Magazine
October 12, 2010
Brown's Risky Leap Though 'Open Window'
San Francisco Chronicle
June 14, 2008
Christopher Brown Reroutes His Work
San Francisco Chronicle
April 24, 2004
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