Bob Brown Exhibition & Reception

August 7-September 25, 2022

Landmark Center North Gallery
Exhibition Reception: Thursday, August 25, 5:00-7:00 pm

Free and open to all.

Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with Landmark Center, premieres an exhibition featuring local artist Robert Brown (1893-1954) in the North Gallery.  While there are few known details of Brown’s life, we do know he studied briefly in Europe and New York City before settling in St. Paul, where he worked as an artist in the 1930s and ’40s. He painted, mostly watercolors, in the regionalist style promoted by the Federal Art Project (FAP).  The FAP provided work and a basic income to a few thousand American artists and artisans during the Great Depression. Most of Brown’s known works are St. Paul urban scenes and landscapes.

Gallery Talk
Tuesday, September 13, noon-1:00 pm
Additional free programming includes a gallery talk with local historian, Paul Nelson, who wrote a retrospective of Brown and discovered images of many artworks that have not been seen in nearly 100 years.  Paul Nelson will talk at noon – 1pm on Tuesday, September 13 in the North Gallery.  Time is allowed to view the artwork on display and ask questions.

Look for the article “Bob Brown: Paint What You See” in the upcoming Summer 2022 issue of Ramsey County History magazine.

The exhibition is free and open to the public during public Landmark Center hours August 7th through September 25th.