Abstract and minimalist artist, Marvin Brown was born in Queens, New York. He earned his diploma from the Ecole d'Art de Beaux Arts-Architecture in France. He taught for many years in the Department of Art and Visual Studies at Brown University. He lives and works on Long Island's North Shore in New York. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the Fine Arts, he was an "Artist in Residence" at Victorian College of the Arts, 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, New York; Virginia Museum of Art in Richmond; Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Center for Innovative Printing at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; New Jersey State Museum; and Princeton University Libraries in New Jersey.