Original Robert W. Brown screen print

The Brand Library’s Robert W. Brown Collection

 

Throughout Brown’s long career he developed new means of expression. In addition to his iconic serigraph prints and glass works his oeuvre includes photography, drawings, collage, woodcuts, and ceramics. His decorative works—wallpapers, murals, textiles—are in private and public collections throughout Southern California.

ROBERT W. BROWN AT WORK

Of historical significance is Brown’s participation in the Western Serigraph Institute. The institute followed up on the lead of the National Serigraph Society, legitimizing the artistic nature of serigraphic print, a notion developed in the 1930s by artists working for the WPA. Brown was also Honorary Artist of the Pasadena Society of Artists and served as president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society.

THE MYSTERY OF HARBOR THEME

The Brand Library & Art Center is a section of the Glendale Public Library devoted exclusively to the arts, and is a truly unique library in the greater Los Angeles area. It is housed in the historic mansion of Leslie Coombs Brand, considered Glendale’s most significant early civic leader. The mansion was built in the Saracenic style with Spanish, Moorish and Indian details. The library facilities also house a recital hall and gallery.

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