Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Francis Focer Brown studied with J. Ottis Adams during his high school education, then later enrolled at the John Herron Art Institute where he studied under William Forsyth, and finally earned his MA from Ohio State University. Brown accepted a position at Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University) in 1925 where he taught until 1957, receiving the Professor Emeritus title upon retirement. Due to Brown’s wife’s allergy to oil paints, Brown mostly worked with egg tempera, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal with very few works being created with oils. Brown was a highly experimental artist, never quite adhering to one singular art style, and creating art of all kinds of subject matter including portraits, marine art, landscapes, architecture, and much more.
Depiction of animated trees blowing in the wind with a blue sky for a background.
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