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Painter and sculptor, born in Hexham, Northumberland, who did a foundation course at Norwich School of Art, 1984–5, gained an honours degree in fine art at Bath Academy of Art, 1985–8, then a master’s at Goldsmiths’ College, 1990–2. Brown was included in Young British Artists V, at Saatchi Gallery, 1995, where he showed a range of paintings which took the works of artists such as Dalí, Auerbach and Appel as their starting point, displaying great technical skill. Brown was shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize, 1996. His solo exhibition at Jerwood Gallery, 1999, included pigment-encrusted sculptures and major canvases, such as The Tragic Conversion of Salvador Dalí (after John Martin) and Böcklin’s Tomb (after Chris Foss). There was a survey of his work at the Serpentine Gallery in 2004.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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