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AN AMERICAN GALLERY
Celebrating 27 Years of 19th, 20th and 21st Century American Art
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BENJAMIN CHAMBERS BROWN

(1865-1942)

LANDSCAPE PAINTER, LITHOGRAPHER & ETCHER

By Danielle Peltakian

Benjamin Chambers Brown was born in Marion, Arizona on July 14, 1865. He attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts under Paul Harney and John Fry. He later traveled to Paris, where he studied at the Academie Julian under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. In 1896, he moved to Pasadena, California and painted the local landscape. He and his brother Howell Chambers Brown (1880-1954) co-established the Printmakers of Los Angeles, an organization that is now known as the California Society of Printmakers. He died in Pasadena on January 19, 1942.




Exhibitions

  • 1891, 1919 Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1899, 1924, 1925 California State Fair
  • 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland, OR
  • 1906, 1908 Blanchard Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1907, 1909 Bentz Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  • 1908 Steckel Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, WA
  • 1911 Hotel Green, Pasadena, CA
  • 1912, 1914 Del Monte Gallery
  • 1915 Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1915, 1916 Pan.-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco
  • 1915, 1917, 1918, 1924, 1929 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • 1916, 1918 California Art Club
  • 1916 San Francisco Art Association
  • 1917 Sacramento Fair
  • 1919 Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C
  • 1922, 1923 Santa Ana, CA
  • 1924 Los Angeles Federal Women’s Club
  • 1926 Springville, UT
  • 1926 Los Angeles County Fair
  • 1932 Pasadena Society of Artists, CA
  • 1932 Gardena Artists Competition
  • 1932 Oakland Art Gallery
  • Awards

  • 1905 Medal, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland OR
  • 1909 Silver Medal Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, WA
  • 1915 Bronze Medal, Pan.-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, CA
  • 1916, 1918 Prizes, California Art Club
  • 1916 Gold Medal, Pan.-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, CA
  • 1917 Medal, Sacramento Fair
  • 1922, 1923 Prize, Santa Ana, CA
  • 1924 Prize, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
  • 1924, 1925 Prize, California State Fair
  • 1926 Competition Prize, Springville, UT
  • 1926 Prize, Los Angeles County Fair
  • 1932 Prize, Pasadena Society of Artists
  • 1932 Prize, Gardena Artists Competition
  • Memberships

  • American Federation of Arts
  • California Printmakers
  • Chicago Society of Etchers
  • Laguna Beach Art Association
  • Pasadena Society of Artists
  • COLLECTIONS

  • Boise Public Library, ID
  • British Museum, London
  • California State Library, Sacramento
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
  • Fleischer Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Helena Public Library, AZ
  • Irvine Museum, CA
  • Kellogg Library, Emporia, KS
  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection
  • Montclair Art Museum, NJ
  • Museum of Fine Art, Little Rock, AR
  • Museum of New Mexico
  • Oakland Municipal Art Collection, CA
  • Orange County Museum of Art, CA
  • Pasadena Public Library, CA
  • Phoenix Municipal Art Collection, AZ
  • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Southwest Museum of the American Indian, CA
  • Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY

    1. 1. Falk, Peter Hastings ed., Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Vol. I, Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999, p. 460.
    2. 2. Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California: 1786-1940. Third ed.,Vol. I, Sacramento, CA: Crocker Art Museum, 2002, p. 154.