Glenn Brown

Celebrated painter Glenn Brown is a member of the Young British Artists. He was born in Northumberland, and currently lives and works in London. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000, Brown is known for his appropriations of images and artistic strategies from the Renaissance to the 20th century. After studying at the Norwich School of Art and Bath College of Higher Education, Brown received an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths’ College in London.

He has been described as a Mannerist painter, startling the viewer with overemphasized, grotesque forms. Gathered from a variety of sources that range from Rembrandt van Rijn and Salvador Dalí to Frank Auerbach, Brown’s unique iconography is augmented by his virtuosic artistic technique. Although consistently smooth in surface, his oil-on-panel paintings employ a trompe l’oeil effect of turbulent, impasto application. Brown’s extensive exhibition history includes shows at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2004), the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (2008), and the Tate Liverpool, UK (2009). His work is included in such major museums as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.


Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

FRAC - Limousin, Limoges

Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice

Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis