Charles Francis Browne

American, 1859 - 1920


Charles Francis Browne was born in Natick, MA in 1859. He studied at the School of the Boston Museum and at the Pennsylvania Academy. In Paris, he studied with Gerome and Schenk. He married the sister of important sculptor Lorado Taft and was one of the original members of the Eagle’s Nest Colony of artists in Oregon, IL. In 1915, Browne played an important role as the superintendent of the United States section of the Panama Pacific Exposition in California, where he won an award for painting. Browne was an instructor at and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1892-1918, winning the Grower Prize in 1913 and the Rosenwald Purchase Prize in 1914. He died in Natick, MA in 1920.

  • Browne 6295

    November, Oregon, Illinois, 1907
    Oil on canvas board
    10 x 14 inches

    Signed C.F. Browne lower left; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #6295
  • 5161 browne 5161

    Autumn Hillside, 1917
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 30 inches

    Signed and dated C.F. Browne, 1917 lower right; inscribed with title on reverse.

    #5161
    SOLD

Charles Francis Browne was born in Natick, MA in 1859. He studied at the School of the Boston Museum and at the Pennsylvania Academy. In Paris, he studied with Gerome and Schenk. He married the sister of important sculptor Lorado Taft and was one of the original members of the Eagle’s Nest Colony of artists in Oregon, IL. In 1915, Browne played an important role as the superintendent of the United States section of the Panama Pacific Exposition in California, where he won an award for painting. Browne was an instructor at and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1892-1918, winning the Grower Prize in 1913 and the Rosenwald Purchase Prize in 1914. He died in Natick, MA in 1920.

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