Joan Brown  (American, 1938-1990) 

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Joan Brown, Woman and Dog

 

Joan Brown
Woman and Dog
1960

Gallery Paule Anglim
Joan Brown, The Kiss

 

Joan Brown
The Kiss
1976

Gallery Paule Anglim
Joan Brown, The Bicentennial Champion

 

Joan Brown
The Bicentennial Champion
1976

Gallery Paule Anglim
Joan Brown, Model

 

Joan Brown
Model
1959

Gallery Paule Anglim
Joan Brown, Golden Gate

 

Joan Brown
Golden Gate
1974

George Krevsky Gallery
Joan Brown, The Opening

 

Joan Brown
The Opening
1975

George Adams Gallery
Joan Brown, Rat Dream #1

 

Joan Brown
Rat Dream #1
1959

George Adams Gallery
Joan Brown, Bill Brown with Model

 

Joan Brown
Bill Brown with Model
1973

George Adams Gallery
Joan Brown, Mount Davidson Seen From Upstairs Studio

 

Joan Brown
Mount Davidson Seen From Upstairs Studio
1975

George Adams Gallery
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Joan Brown, Model in Upstairs Studion H2

 

Joan Brown
Model in Upstairs Studion H2, 1975
mixed media on paper

 

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Joan Brown, Portrait of a Watermelon

 

Joan Brown
Portrait of a Watermelon, 1964
oil on canvas

 

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Joan Brown, Two Heads

 

Joan Brown
Two Heads, 1973
acrylic, pencil and collage on paper

 

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1938   Born in San Francisco, CA
1959   B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1960   M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1962   James D. Phelan Award
1965   Louis Comfort Tiffany award
1973   Adeline Kent Award
1976   National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1977   Guggenheim Fellowship
1980   National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1986   Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1990   Died in Prasanthinilayam, India
2012 - 2013   “Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65,” di Rosa, Napa, CA
2012 - 2013   “The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
2012   “Viva la Raspberries,” Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
2012   “Group Shoe,” Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY
2012   Choose Paint! Choose Abstraction!, Musuem of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
2012   Figure Forward: Works by Bay Area Figurative Artist, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2011 - 2012   This Kind of Bird Flies Backward: Paintings by Joan Brown, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2011   Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2011   Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 – 1981, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2011   About the Face: Portraits from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
2011   Important Artworks, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011   Bella Pacifica: Bay Area Abstraction 1946-1953, Nyehaus, New York, NY
2011   "Joan Brown: Selected Drawings, 1957-1987," George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010 - 2011   Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2010   Summer Group Show: New and Classic, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2010   Different Strokes: 20th Century Drawing, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Spaced Out/On Time, CANADA Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Summer Group Show, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2008 - 2009   Looking for Mushrooms: Beat Poets, Hippies and Minimal Art, Art and Counterculture in San Francisco 19-55-68, The Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
2008   Face Forward: American Portraits from Sargent to the Present, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2008   Joan Brown: Friends and Family, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007   Inside/Outside, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2007   True Love Always, Curated by Rebecca Campbell, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006   Joan Brown: The Affair, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   2006 Collector's Show & Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2006   The Collection in Context: Bay Area Figurative Art, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2006   Group Show, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005   Body Language, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2004   Drawings VII, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2004   George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003 - 2004   The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; traveling to the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2003   Multiple Artists, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2002   Me, Myself & I, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2002   Women Artists: Their Work and Influence, 1950's-70's, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2002   Paintings and Drawings from the '70's, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2002   A Few of Her Favorite Things: Joan Brown Works on Paper, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999 - 2001   Large Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Circulated by Smith-Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, MO; traveled to the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; Center for the Visual Arts, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA; Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
2000   The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO and San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2000   2000 Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1999   Drawn Across the Century: Highlights from the Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1999   American Abstraction/American Realism: The Great Debate, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
1999   Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Art Museum, San Jose, San Jose, CA
1999   Art About Art, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Transformations: The Art of Joan Brown, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Oakland Museum of California (solo)
1997   Mary Julia Series and Other Early Works, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1994   Paintings and Drawings from the '70's, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1994   Here and Now: Bay Area Masterworks from the di Rosa Collections, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1994   Around The House, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York
1993   Paintings and Drawings from the 1970’s, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
1992   Joan Brown, Drawings and Paintings, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1992   On Painting: The Work of Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkley, CA (solo)
1992   Major Works From the Early 1970's, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1992   people, The Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY
1992   Why Painting, Part I, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1991   Memorial Exhibition, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York (solo)
1990   Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990   Bay Area Figurative Painting, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; traveled to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1990   Signs of the Self: Changing Perceptions, Woodstock Artists Association, New York, NY
1990   Northern California Figuration, Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA
1989   Here's Looking at Us: A Selection of Figurative Works from the di Rosa Foundation, Rasmussen Art Gallery, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA
1989   Personae: Contemporary Portraiture and Self-Portraiture, Islip Art Museum, New York, NY
1989   Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-1985, traveling museum exhibition organized by Randy Rosin Arts Associates
1988   Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1988   The Artists of California: A Group Portrait in Mixed Media, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Crocker Art Museum, San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1988   Large Paintings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1988   Just Like A Woman, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
1988   Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art, James Corcoran Gallery, Pence Gallery, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988   Made In the Sixties: Paintings and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art (Equitable), New York, NY
1988   6 Artists/6 Idioms, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
1988   Diversity and Presence, Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
1987   Self-Portraits by Women Artists, Security Pacific National Bank's Gallery at the Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
1987   Art Is, Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA
1987   Self-Portraits: the Message, the Material, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, NY
1987   The Figure In Context, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986   38th Annual Purchase Exhibition, Hassam and Speicher Fund, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1986   The Golden Age, Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (solo)
1986   Joan Brown, Painting and Sculpture, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1986   Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1985   Peppers Art Gallery, University of Redlands, CA (solo)
1985   Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, CA (solo)
1985   Five Contemporary Painters, CSCS Art Gallery, New York, NY
1985   Art In the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1985   Three Reflections on the World : An Exhibition of Three Milton Avery Distinguished Visiting Professors in the Arts, Edith C. Blum Art institute, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
1985   Chiaroscuro, Art City, New York, NY
1985   Outline, Cutout, Silhouette, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
  Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
  Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, CA
  Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  University of California Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
  University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
  Lewis Collection, Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
  Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
  Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
  Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
  Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
  Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
  Norton Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  Aldrich Collection, New York, NY
  American Federation of the Arts, New York, NY
  Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Clark Art Institute, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC