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DiedOctober 26, 1990, Puttaparthi, India

Joan Brown was born in San Francisco on February 28, 1938. Her parents were both artists, and she showed an early interest in art. She took classes at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts and Crafts. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she studied with Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. Brown quickly developed her own style, which combined Abstract Expressionism with figuration. In the 1960s, she became associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement.

Brown’s early paintings often featured women in everyday situations. In the 1970s, she began to experiment with other subjects, including still lifes, landscapes, and animals. She also started to use found objects in her work, incorporating items such as buttons, fabric, and leaves into her paintings.

Brown’s work was included in a number of important exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennale. She also had solo shows at major museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Brown died of cancer in 1990.

General Info

Full NameJoan Brown
DiedOctober 26, 1990, Puttaparthi, India
ProfessionVisual Artist
EducationSan Francisco Art Institute


AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

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Pull the Other One1984TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Dear Box Number1983TV Movie producer
Pictures1983TV Mini-Series producer - 1 episode
Flickers1980TV Mini-Series producer
Donkeys' Years1980TV Movie producer
Turtle's Progress1979TV Series producer - 5 episodes
The Spencer Side1978TV Movie producer
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1974TV Series producer - 1 episode


Nominated Awards

1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Limited SeriesFlickers (1980)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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