Art of the American West

Don (Adair) Brown

American/Texas (1899-1958)


A painter, commercial artist and illustrator, Brown also spent many years as a newspaper correspondent. Born in Taylor, Texas, Brown attended the Art Institute of Chicago and later studied with Boardman Robinson, Thomas Hart Benton, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and John Sloan at the Art Students League of New York. Brown was also a student of Andre L’hote in Paris and attended the Academie de la Gande Chaumiere between 1923 and 1926. After returning to the U.S. he taught drawing and painting at the College of Marshall and joined the faculty at Centenary College in 1934 as the head of the art department. In the 50′s, he taught at a summer art school on Caddo Lake.