Greg Brown (painter)
Gregory Douglas Brown (born October 23, 1951, died August 29, 2014) is an American painter and native of Palo Alto, California, best known for his trompe-l'œil murals in the San Francisco Bay area.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but was still a child when he moved to Palo Alto, California. At age 13, he became a pupil of artist Roberto Lupetti. He went to Palo Alto High School, and graduated in 1969. He was the city of Palo Alto's first Artist in Residence.
The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), with help from the city of Palo Alto funded Brown's 1970s murals. The first Palo Alto mural by Brown was created in 1975. The trompe-l'œil murals "Palo Alto Pedestrian Series" located in downtown Palo Alto feature imagery such as aliens, burglars, animals, and normal people.
- "Greg Brown Obituary - San Francisco, CA". September 9, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
- Art of Greg Brown Archived December 18, 2010, at WebCite
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- "The Greg Brown Murals: Public Art for All of Us". Palo Alto History. Retrieved 2018-12-17.