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George Elmer Browne
(American, 1871-1946)
In Finistere, 1907
Oil on canvas, 32 × 39 1/2 inches
Signed at lower left: "Geo Elmer Browne."
Inscribed on canvas verso: "Geo Elmer Browne/1907/‘In Finistere.'"

RS 6489


Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, George Elmer Browne studied at Cowles Art School and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and later at the Académie Julian in Paris. He exhibited widely and his work is held in major museums in the United States and France. Although a resident of Paris, he was well known for his summer classes in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Browne also set up a studio in New York City and became a popular American Impressionist painter. He was a skilled teacher and administrator, active in many capacities in the international art world. He was known for his strong sense of composition and wide masses of color with only the suggestion of detail in the background. Browne's most typical subjects are European and American townscapes, scenes of fishermen's and peasants' lives, and coastal views, such as this scene in Finistère, a coastal region in the westernmost part of France.



  


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