Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865–1942): California Colors

The second in our California Colors series, this exhibition featured a selection of vibrant Impressionist paintings by Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865–1942), a Plein Air painter who was one of the first artists to settle and paint in Pasadena. This was a rare opportunity to view highlights of Brown’s work from private and museum collections. A full-color exhibition catalog is available, featuring new scholarship on the artist by Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Scott A. Shields, Ph.D and an introduction by Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, Jean Stern.

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the Pasadena Arts League and the Historical Collections Council of California. Additional support has been provided by Ray Redfern of the Redfern Gallery, Bonhams and Butterfields, Edenhurst Gallery, George Stern, Josh Hardy, DeRuís Fine Arts, Whitney Ganz and Steve Stern. In-kind donation is provided by photographer Gerard Vuilleumier.