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Brown, Alexander Kellock

Alexander Kellock Brown (11 February 1849 – 9 May 1922)

was a Scottish painter of landscapes and brother of William Kellock Brown. He painted in oils and watercolours and exhibited frequently at the Royal Scottish Academy between 1871 and 1922.

Born in Edinburgh, Brown received his first drawing lessons in the Free Church Normal School, Cowcaddens. He took night classes at the Glasgow Art School, taught by Robert Greenlees.  Brown was an apprentice in the designing department of Inglis and Wakefield, calico printers, for 7 years. Later, he studied at the Heatherly School in London. 

Brown painted predominately Scottish landscapes and flowers. He travelled and painted with fellow artists as James Docharty and E. A. Walton.  He became a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1908 and was the co-founder of the Scottish Artist's Benevolent Association (and its President until 1922). He was also President of the Glasgow Art Club. He exhibited at RA, RSW, ARSA and RSA. 

A favoured view is that of the landscape ‘A view in the South of Arran' which is in common with the contemporaries of his time such as Waller Hugh Paton. This painting is held in the Paisley Art Institute Collection.

Brown died in Lamlash, Arran, in 1922. 


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