George Wesley Browning
(1868 - 1951)
George Wesley Browning was active/lived in Utah. George Browning is known for landscape, birds and flora.
Biography George Wesley Browning
George Wesley Browning, born in 1868, was a businessman who worked as an accountant for the Rio Grande Western Railway from 1890 to 1938. His weekend activities, however, had a significant impact on Utah art. An amateur botanist and entomologist, Browning was an authority on Utah flora, and he published in nature study magazines. He became one of the first Utah artists to paint landscapes primarily in watercolor.
Browning showed his interest in nature at an early age. Robert Olpin, an expert on early Utah art, writes that Browning "roamed the hills, canyons, and mountains, searching out wild flowers, insects, and bird life, and studying nature's varying moods." This interest found expression in his paintings. The majority of his wor
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