Grafton Tyler Brown

Name
Grafton Tyler Brown
Also Known as
Grafton T. Brown
G. T. Brown
Grafton Brown
Born
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1841
Died
St. Peter, Minnesota 1918
Active in
  • San Francisco, California
  • Portland, Oregon
Nationalities
U.S. States
URL
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Artist Biography

Grafton Tyler Brown, originally from Pennsylvania, had moved to San Francisco by the early 1860s. He ran a lithography business and made images of a "tamed Wild West." Brown increasingly focused on painting after he went on a geological survey in 1882; the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone was a favorite subject between 1886 and 1891. <>View of the Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone [SAAM, 1994.56] may have been based on sketches he made while traveling, or on commercial photographs available at the time.

Free within Ourselves (exhibition text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1992)