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John Arnesby Brown
(1866 — 1955)

Sir John Arnesby Brown was born in Nottingham and was best known as one of the “leading British landscape artists of the 20th Century”, reflecting his love of the English countryside in his impressionist works which often included cattle. Brown began his artistic training at the Nottingham School of Art in the late 1880s and later went on to study at the Bushey School of Art in Hertfordshire. He gained notice while exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1890 and just 10 years later was elected an Associate there and was knighted in 1938. Sadly Brown became blind towards the end of his life and was unable to paint after 1942.