1950   Born in Greely, Colorado

1972   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University

1972   Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing

1980   Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, City College of New York

1988-2009   Professor, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

2009   Died in Hartford, Connecticut

 

Selected Exhibitions

2012     "Stephen Brown: Legacy" 

2009   "The 184th Annual: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art"
              The National Academy Museum, New York, NY

2009   "A Figural Presence"
              Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

2009   "Faculty Exhibition"
             Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

2008-2009   "As Others See Us: Contemporary Portrait"
                        Brattleboro Museum of Contemporary Art, VT

2008   "Here's The Thing: The Single Object Still Life"
              Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
             "Faculty Exhibition"
              Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

2007-2008   "About Face: Portraiture Now"
                        Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

2007   "Faculty Exhibition"
             Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

             "The 182nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art"
              National Academy Museum, New York, NY

              "New England Now"
               Paper/New England Gallery, Hartford, CT

2006   "Faculty Exhibition"
             Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

2005   "Faculty Exhibition"
             Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

2004   "Faculty Exhibition"
             Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

            "Stephen Brown: Recent Work"
             Forum Gallery, New York, NY

            "Stephen Brown: Recent Work"
             Forum Gallery, Loa Angeles, CA

2003   "178th Annual Exhibition"
              National Academy of Design, New York, NY

             "Faculty Exhibition"
              Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

              "Contemporary Works on Paper"
               Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2002   "All Outdoors: Landscapes in Oil"
              100 Pearl St. Gallery, Hartford, CT

2001   "176th Annual Exhibition"
             National Academy of Design, New York, NY

            "Identities: Contemporary Portraiture"
             New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

2000   "Recent Work"
              
Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1999    "New Realism for a New Millennium"
             Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY

            "Contemporary Still Life"
              The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

1998   "It's Still Life"
            Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1997   "The Boston International Fine Art Show"
             At the Castle, Boston, MA

            "US Artists at the 33rd Street Armory"
             Philadelphia, PA

            "Still Life Painting Today"
             Jerald Melberg Gallery Inc., Charolotte, NC

            "New Faces"
             Forum Gallery, New York, NY

            "Eleven Faces: A Portrait Show"
             The Painting Center, New York, NY

1996   "New Acquisitions"
            Albany Museum, Albany, GA

           "Exactitude"
            Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1995   "47th Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition"
            American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

          "Pencil to Paper"
           
One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO

          "New Looks"
           Forum Gallery, New York, NY

          "Invitational"
           Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1994-1995   "Intimate Views"
                     Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

1994   "Newly Elected Members and Award Recipients Exhibition"
            American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

           "46th Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition"
            American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

            "The 169th, 167th, 165th, 163rd Annual Exhibition"
             National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1993-1994   "Stephen Brown: Portraits: Lands and Friends"
                     New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, CT

 1992   "Stephen Brown: One Person Exhibition"
             Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

  

Awards, Grants, Honors

2007   Full Professorship Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

2001   The Gladys Emerson Cook Prize National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1999   Elected Academician National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1994   Academy Award for Painting American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
           Benjamin Altman Award (for a landscape done by an American Citizen)
           National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1991, 1993   Coffin Grant (competitive grant awarded to University of Hartford faculty)
                    University of Hartford, CT

1992   One Person Exhibition Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

1979   Yaddo Fellow Saratoga Springs, NY
           Resident Milay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

1978    Charles B. Shaw Painting Scholarship
            
MFA Graduate Program, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, NY
 

Collections

Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY

New Britain Museum of American At, New Britain, CT

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH

Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA

The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

The Speed Museum, Louisville, KY

GWV Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA

Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT