George Adams Gallery

Joan Brown

(American, 1938–1990)

bill brown with model by joan brown

Joan Brown

Bill Brown with Model, 1973

bob the dog by joan brown

Joan Brown

Bob the Dog, 1961

dancers on a car by joan brown

Joan Brown

Dancers on a Car, 1973

golden gate bridge by joan brown

Joan Brown

Golden Gate Bridge, 1987

gordon (cook), joan and rufus in front of the san francisco by joan brown

Joan Brown

Gordon (Cook), Joan and Rufus in Front of the San Francisco, 1969

grey cats guarding platter by joan brown

Joan Brown

Grey Cats Guarding Platter, 1971

Biography

Timeline

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

Exhibitions

2012 - 2013
“Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65,” di Rosa, Napa, CA
“The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
2012
“Viva la Raspberries,” Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
“Group Shoe,” Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY
Choose Paint! Choose Abstraction!, Musuem of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
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
"Joan Brown: Selected Drawings, 1957-1987," George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Bella Pacifica: Bay Area Abstraction 1946-1953, Nyehaus, New York, NY
Important Artworks, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Public Collections

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Clark Art Institute, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
American Federation of the Arts, New York, NY
Aldrich Collection, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Norton Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL