Harrison Bird Brown
Born in Portland, Maine, Brown became one of the most celebrated painters of the New England landscape. Striking for their rich colors and bold light, his landscapes and seascapes express a highly romantic view of nature. Brown exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Boston Athenaeum, the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, and the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. He was elected president of the Portland Society of Art in 1892 and counted Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as a collector. Today, his work is on view at museums including the Portland Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Georgia Museum of Art.