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William Mason Brown  American  1828 -1898
Born: Troy New York  
Died: Brooklyn New York  
Active: Troy New York  1828-1850
Newark New Jersey  1850-1858
Brooklyn New York  1858-on
Addresses:  Troy New York  until 1850 
 Newark New Jersey  1850-1858 
 New York New York  c.1858-1861 
 Brooklyn New York  from 1862 
Studied: Troy, NY 
Instructors: Abel Buell Moore 
Exhibited: National Academy of Design annually, 1859-1890
Brooklyn Art Association 1865-1886
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1881, 1885, 1887-1891
Examples of Work: Peabody Institute, Baltimore 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Hudson River School
Subjects Known For: Still Life
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William Mason Brown was born in Troy, New York, in 1828. He lived for some time in Newark, New Jersey, but in the late 1850s moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he studied with local artists and soon set up his own studio. Brown started out as a portrait painter but soon turned... (More)

One of the most prestigious artists of the Hudson River School's second generation, William Mason Brown was renowned for his romantic landscapes and trompe l'oeil still-lifes. Born in Troy, New York, Brown began his career as ... (More)

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