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Frederick Brown (1851-1941), Painter and teacher

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 8 portraits
At twenty-six Brown was appointed Head of the Westminster School of Art. After spending the winter of 1883-4 studying in Paris, he began to reform the teaching of art, and by the end of the 1880s Westminster was regarded as the most progressive art school in London. He went on to become Slade Professor of Fine Art at University College, London. In 1886 Brown co-founded the New English Art Club, a group of British artists who had trained in Paris and felt their work was neglected by the Royal Academy. Early exhibitors included Steer, Sickert, and Whistler. Brown drew up the constitution, sat on all the committees and juries, and encouraged his Slade students to exhibit there.

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6345

Group associated with the New English Art Club

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
pencil, black chalk (or charcoal), pen, ink and watercolour, circa 1904
NPG 6345

2556

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2556

x6448

Frederick Brown

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1904
NPG x6448

x4728

Frederick Brown

by George Charles Beresford
platinotype on card mount, 1904
NPG x4728

Ax140560

Frederick Brown

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140560

Ax140605

Frederick Brown

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140605