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Joan Brown, ‘Girl Standing (Girl with Red Nose)’, 1962, di Rosa
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Joan Brown

Girl Standing (Girl with Red Nose), 1962

Oil on canvas
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Napa
About the work
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Courtesy of di Rosa collection, Napa
Joan Brown
American, 1938–1990
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Considered part of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative movement, influential artist Joan Brown obsessively painted everyday imagery from her own life: domestic scenes, swimming excursions in the San Francisco bay, or outings to the opera with her husband. In a predominantly flat, decorative style, Brown painted figures and animals in fanciful scenarios; enamored with ancient Egyptian art and mythology, she would often paint silhouettes and human-animal hybrids such as the sphinx. Though she denied having any explicit feminist agenda, her subject matter aligned closely with the psychological imperatives of feminist art; her images displayed the artist’s introspective spiritual life. Elmer Bischoff was a mentor and teacher.

Joan Brown, ‘Girl Standing (Girl with Red Nose)’, 1962, di Rosa
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About the work
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Courtesy of di Rosa collection, Napa
Joan Brown
American, 1938–1990
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Considered part of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative movement, influential artist Joan Brown obsessively painted everyday imagery from her own life: domestic scenes, swimming excursions in the San Francisco bay, or outings to the opera with her husband. In a predominantly flat, decorative style, Brown painted figures and animals in fanciful scenarios; enamored with ancient Egyptian art and mythology, she would often paint silhouettes and human-animal hybrids such as the sphinx. Though she denied having any explicit feminist agenda, her subject matter aligned closely with the psychological imperatives of feminist art; her images displayed the artist’s introspective spiritual life. Elmer Bischoff was a mentor and teacher.

Joan Brown

Girl Standing (Girl with Red Nose), 1962

Oil on canvas
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Napa
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