John Brown, Grim #95, 2014.

John Brown

Grim #95, 2014

Oil on panel
Size: 29.25" x 26.75"
Value: $16,000

 

John Brown was born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1953. He currently lives and works in Toronto. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and received a BFA from the University of Guelph. Brown has been a presence on the Toronto art scene since the 1980's. Known for his slow, meticulous working process, Brown's attention to detail has made his work widely acquired by public institutions, private collectors and corporate collections. His process of applying oil paint to panels, scraping it back and then reapplying paint creates a palimpsest, multiple layers that reveal the entire history of the painting. He has been known to take years to complete a painting. His works have been exhibited internationally and been collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and other public institutions in Canada. He has work in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe.