Jan 2, 2013




Malcolm Brown

(American, 1931-2020)

Acrylic and oil pastel on board

Image: 122 x 91.5 cm (48 1/16 x 36 in.); Framed: 160.7 x 129.5 cm (63 1/4 x 51 in.)

Gift of Mary Pellegrini 1993.198


Did you know?

In 1980, Malcolm Brown and his wife Ernestine opened the Malcolm Brown Gallery in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the first Black-owned fine art gallery in America.


Part of a recent series of paintings depicting musical performances, Groovin' by Malcolm Brown uses improvisatory drawing and explosive color to express the speed, rhythm, and energy of jazz. "Art," Brown has written, "is the window through which I share my artistic vision and emotion. . . . My aim is to capture the flavor of time and space with spontaneous color nuances."

See also
CONTEMP - Painting
Contemporary Art
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