Francis Focer Brown

Selected Works



(1891 - 1971) 

Born in Glassboro, New Jersey in 1891, Francis Brown studied with William Forsyth and J.

Otis Adams at the John Herron School.   He also attended Ball State and Ohio State Universities.

Brown was a member of the Hoosier Salon and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, Cleveland Museum of Art, Hoosier Salon and at the Richmond Art Association where he won a prize in 1922. 

He was the director of the art gallery at Ball State in Muncie.

Brown was a quite versatile artist, and his paintings range from simple landscapes to the post-impressionist style which has earned him the comparison, "The American Van Gogh"."

James, A. Everette Jr., Sc.M., J.D., M.D.  James, Everette III,
M.B.A., J.D.  Regionalist Art of Indiana.