Marvin Brown

Abstract and minimalist artist Marvin Brown was born in Queens, New York City. He earned his diploma from the École des Beaux Arts, Paris.

Brown taught for many years in the Department of Art and Visual Studies at Brown University, Providence, RI. He lives and works on Long Island's North Shore. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the Fine Arts, he was an artist-in-residence at Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and has taught and traveled extensively.

His work can be found in the collections of the New York Public Library; Slobodkina Foundation in Glen Head, NY; Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond; Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; Center for Innovative Printing at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; and Princeton University Libraries, NJ. 
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

Artist Info


July 2 1943

Queens, NY






African American