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JOHN GEORGE BROWN (1831— )

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 661 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN GEORGE BROWN (1831— ), American painter, was born in Durham, England, on the 1th of November 1831. He studied at Newcastle-on-Type, in the Edinburgh Academy, and after removing to New York City in 1853, at the schools of the National Academy of Design,,of which he afterwards became a member. In 1866 he became one. of the 'charter members of poet and essayist, born at Haddington on the 2.zrd of February. the Water-Colour Society, of which he.was president from 1887 1817, was the fourth son of Samuel Brown, the founder of to 1904. He generally confined himself to representations of street child life, bootblacks, newsboys, &c. ; his "Passing Show" (Paris, Salon, 1877) and "Street Boys at Play" (Paris Exhibition, 1900) are good examples of his popular talent.
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