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Joan Brown

Mary, Julia, and David #3, 1976

Acrylic on paper
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 46in x 33in x 0in

Framed: 46in x 33in x 0in

Signature
Signed, titled, and dated in pencil lower right: "Mary Julian & David #3" / Joan Brown 9/12/76
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

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About the work
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Framed: 46in x 33in x 0in

Framed: 46in x 33in x 0in

Signature
Signed, titled, and dated in pencil lower right: "Mary Julian & David #3" / Joan Brown 9/12/76
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Mary, Julia, and David #3, 1976

Acrylic on paper
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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