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Benjamin Chambers Brown was born in Marion, Arkansas on July 14, 1865. He attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts under Paul Harney and John Fry. He later traveled to Paris, where he studied at the Academie Julian under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. In 1896, he moved to Pasadena, California and painted the local landscape. He and his brother Howell Chambers Brown (1880-1954) co-established the Printmakers of Los Angeles, an organization that is now known as the California Society of Printmakers. He died in Pasadena on January 19, 1942.

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1905 Medal, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland OR
1909 Silver Medal Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, WA
1915 Bronze Medal, Pan.-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, CA
1916, 1918 Prizes, California Art Club
1916 Gold Medal, Pan.-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, CA
1917 Medal, Sacramento Fair
1922, 1923 Prize, Santa Ana, CA
1924 Prize, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
1924, 1925 Prize, California State Fair
1926 Competition Prize, Springville, UT
1926 Prize, Los Angeles County Fair
1932 Prize, Pasadena Society of Artists
1932 Prize, Gardena Artists Competition

American Federation of Arts
California Printmakers
Chicago Society of Etchers
Laguna Beach Art Association
Pasadena Society of Artists




Boise Public Library, ID
British Museum, London
California State Library, Sacramento
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Fleischer Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
Helena Public Library, AZ
Irvine Museum, CA
Kellogg Library, Emporia, KS
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Museum of Fine Art, Little Rock, AR
Museum of New Mexico
Oakland Municipal Art Collection, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, CA
Pasadena Public Library, CA
Phoenix Municipal Art Collection, AZ
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Southwest Museum of the American Indian, CA
Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX




1. Falk, Peter Hastings ed., Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Vol. I, Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999, p. 460.
2. Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California: 1786-1940. Third ed.,Vol. I, Sacramento, CA: Crocker Art Museum, 2002, p. 154.


1932 Oakland Art Gallery

1932 Gardena Artists Competition

1932 Pasadena Society of Artists, CA

1926 Los Angeles County Fair

1926 Springville, UT

1924 Los Angeles Federal Women’s Club

1922, 1923 Santa Ana, CA

1919 Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C

1917 Sacramento Fair

1916 San Francisco Art Association

1916, 1918 California Art Club

1915, 1917, 1918, 1924, 1929 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1915, 1916 Pan.-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco

1915 Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles, CA

1912, 1914 Del Monte Gallery

1911 Hotel Green, Pasadena, CA

1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, WA

1908 Steckel Gallery, Los Angeles

1907, 1909 Bentz Gallery, Pasadena, CA

1906, 1908 Blanchard Gallery, Los Angeles

1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland, OR

1899, 1924, 1925 California State Fair

1891, 1919 Art Institute of Chicago

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