Greg Brown (painter)

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Gregory Douglas "Greg" Brown (born October 23, 1951, died August 29, 2014[1]) is an American painter and native of Palo Alto, California, best known for his trompe l'oeil murals in the San Francisco Bay area.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

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.[1] He was the city of Palo Alto's first Artist in Residence.[1]

The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), with help from the city of Palo Alto funded Brown's 1970s murals.[4] The first Palo Alto mural by Brown was created in 1975.[4] The trompe l'oeil murals "Palo Alto Pedestrian Series" located in downtown Palo Alto feature imagery such as aliens, burglars, animals, and normal people.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Greg Brown Obituary - San Francisco, CA". September 9, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Art of Greg Brown Archived December 18, 2010, at WebCite
  3. ^ JIMWICh - Greg Brown's Palo Alto Murals Archived December 18, 2010, at WebCite
  4. ^ a b c "The Greg Brown Murals: Public Art for All of Us". Palo Alto History. Retrieved 2018-12-17.