William Henry Brown
(1808 - 1883)
William Henry Brown was active/lived in South Carolina. William Brown is known for portrait painting, prominent men, silhouette.
Biography William Henry Brown
A traveling artist, William Brown was a portrait painter and silhouettist, whose subjects were distinguished persons, especially in Philadelphia, New England, and Charleston. Brown was especially noted for a series titled "Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans", published in 1846 as a book of lithographs from his full-length silhouettes. Also included were biographies of the subjects.
He was born in Charleston but spent more time in Philadelphia than in the South. He trained as an engineer but in the early 1830s, devoted himself increasingly to art.
He first worked in New England and then went South, spending much time in Charleston in the 1840s and early 1850. In 1842, he was in Natchez, and he was also in St. Louis and Ne
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