Gene Brown

Gene Brown, a native of Oregon, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1960. After graduation, Gene freelanced in the San Francisco Bay area, eventually relocating to Dallas in 1962 with his wife and son. He worked in advertising agencies and art studios through the early seventies and soon started up his design firm. In the mid-seventies, Gene developed an avid interest in watercolor painting and became a member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and also the Artist and Craftsman Association. Gene has presented several successful shows in Texas, the first, a one-man-show, at the Irving Art Association in 1976, the second, a one-man-show, at the Haywood Gallery in 1966, and in 1995 he returned to the Irving Art Association. Gene is best known for his still-life paintings, but he also creates floral scenes and landscapes in watercolor and acrylic. His paintings have been reproduced on greeting cards and print. His works hang in private and corporate collections throughout the country and incorporate collections in Japan.