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| American impressionist Katherine Brown|
believes that beauty is the business of
"Katherine's paintings — technical
masterpieces of painterly artistry — offer
us the unique experience of beholding
beauty in its purest sense. Her canvas
images not only capture one's initial visual
senses but elicit a deeper, more emotional
response representing the dream of what
is purely classical and timeless in art.
Through her art, Katherine offers us the
opportunity to touch the very core of what
is beautiful in life." - Renee Easton, Art
Director, Dayton, Ohio.
Katherine Brown was born in Memphis,
Tennessee in 1948. Her father, an avid
outdoorsman, often had Katherine
accompany him on his many excursions into
the surrounding countryside of Mississippi
and Arkansas. It was there she developed
her love of growing things and the play of
sunlight across the landscape. Her family's
reverence for the arts afforded her frequent
trips to museums, the ballet, and concerts.
Her familiarity with great works of art
inspired her dreams to one day create
beautiful paintings of her own.
Katherine Brown began studying art under
Paul Penczner, then the leading portrait
painter in Memphis. Penczner, an Austrian
by birth, was a classic artist and teacher.
Katherine acquired vast technical knowledge
of drawing and perspective and built upon
Penczner's instruction at the National
Academy School of Fine Art in New York
There she studied under the prestigious
artists Daniel Greene, N.A., and the late
Robert Phillips, N.A. "The soul cannot
express itself if the hand cannot execute,"
Using only the purest oil pigments made in
Germany and Holland as well as fine linen
canvases she constructs herself, Katherine
creates brilliant works of art distinctly her
Katherine Brown has exhibited in numerous
group shows in Atlanta, New York, Boston,
Washington, D.C., Dayton, Ohio, St. Simon's
Island, and Sea Island, Georgia. Her work is
in private and corporate collections across
the United States, Europe, Australia, and
Japan. Noteworthy collectors include the
late philanthropist and patron of the arts
Robert Woodruff; author M. Scott Peck,
M.D.; Richard Evans, Executive Vice
President and C.E.O. for Gaylord
Entertainment; Scott Shepherd, Publisher,
Southern Living Magazine; and William
Mitchell, President, Carter & Associates.
Also among her clients are the Ritz Carlton
Hotels and the Wedding Palace in Kyoto,
Japan. She has done a series of paintings
for Tiffany & Company in Atlanta and has
done a number of paintings for Southern
Living Magazine's showhouses in Atlanta
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