Frederick Brown, who paints large-scale figurative canvases in a freely brushed, highly colored expressionistic style, celebrates America's history, mythic past, and popular culture. Whether he depicts jazz musicians, urban folk heroes, or Native Americans, Brown's works concentrate on the spiritual and magical aspects of the subject presented. . . .

photo: Cheryl Gerber
In a certain sense, America is a beautiful myth. . . . It has its dark sides to it and it has light sides to it. . . . No matter what story you tell, whoever is listening will interpret it differently from whoever else is listening.1