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The New Camden
© Jennifer Elizabeth Brown. Photo credit: London Borough of Camden

The New Camden 1976

Jennifer Elizabeth Brown (b.1950)

London Borough of Camden
Painter in oil, tempera and watercolour and teacher who attended college in Ireland, then taught in Belfast and Pimlico. Originally her work was representational, inspired by urban landscapes and inner-city gardens, but later it moved towards abstraction, drawing on her teaching of textile design. Squares, reminiscent of a patchwork quilt, were a feature of her output in the 1990s, a 1999 visit to the Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence injecting a new element. Brown won first prize in the 1975 Picture of Camden competition, organised by the London Borough of Camden and Young & Rubicam Ltd, and took part in many mixed exhibitions, including Modern & Contemporary British Art at The Millinery Works, 2000.

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

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