Alex Brown artist residency Apply Now Now accepting applications for our Fall 2021 Residency Program and beyond. Learn more Alex Brown artist The Artist The painter Alex Brown began his career in New York before returning to his hometown in the mid-1990's. Learn more

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The Alex Brown Foundation and Residency program was established in 2020 with the aim of providing emerging and established artists of exceptional merit with an opportunity to focus entirely on their work for an extended period of time, in a comfortable environment, and in a city consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

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For a musical perspective on Alex Brown, this piece at Billboard has a great roundup of remembrances...

In his book Painting Abstraction: New Elements In Abstract Painting, Nickas discusses Alex’s work ...