(1899 - 1987)
Annora Brown was an outstanding painter of realistic
landscapes, portraits of Indians and florals in oils, watercolour
and pastel. Born in Red Deer. She moved to Fort MacLeod at an early
age. Her first art lesson were from her mother, an amateur painter
in oils. She attended Normal School in Calgary, then pursued her
art education at the Ontario College of Art. She joined the Calgary
Sketch Club and then the Alberta Society of Artists, in which she
was the first woman member. At the time, she stated that the
Society had admitted her because they could not obtain a Charter if
their membership was restricted to men. Nevertheless, she later
felt that as new members with a broader outlook were admitted,
membership in the A.S.A. became a joy and an inspiration.
Brown was a prolific painter; she did a series of two hundred
flower paintings for the Glenbow Institute. She wrote a book on
wildflowers of Alberta, titled "Old Man's Garden", and the engaging
and humorous autobiographical "Sketches From Life".
During her lifetime, Brown's work was exhibited at the Coste
House and the Allied Arts Centre. Her work is included in the
collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts; the Glenbow
Museum, Calgary; the Calgary Civic Art Collection; and the
University of Alberta, Edmonton.
This artist does not have any artworks currently listed.