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Paul S. Brown was born August 11, 1967 in the U.S. and currently resides in London, UK. Brown prepares most of his art materials by hand using only the finest linens for his canvases and preparing boards for his panel paintings. He uses mediums taken from proven old master recipes and makes his own paints. Careful selection of the finest pigments and a thorough grinding into cold-pressed linseed oil ensures the finest colors are used in his pictures.
Paul Brown recieved his artistic education both in the U.S. and abroad, attending the North Carolina School of the Arts (1983-84), Studio Cecil Graves, Italy (1988-90) and the Florence Academy of Art (1990-92). In 1990 he accepted a teaching position at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and won the award of the 2nd Concorso AICS Falco-Cerevolo Exhibition held in Santa Maria del Carmine Church, sight of the well-known Brancacci Chapel in Florence, Italy.
Paul Brown’s early solo exhibitions included “Emerging Artist One Man Show”, at Hollis Taggart Galleries, Washington, DC. (1994), “The Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition” at the Italian Institute, San Fransisco, California and The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida (1994). Since then he has participated in numerous individual and group enxhibitions and his work is included in international collections, including the Royal Collection of Portraits, London. In 2004 he won the BP Portrait Award from the National Portrait Gallery in London and in 2005 he was selected for inclusion into “The Next Collection of Realists” (The Forbes Collection, New York). Brown’s skills in painting landscapes and realist still lifes are also widely recognized. In 1993 he won the Purchase Award and 1994 People’s Choice Award, Arts Council of Moore County annual exhibition.