Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, curated by Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D. Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was a painter, graphic designer, and lithographer in the 19th century. A talented artist and entrepreneur, Brown is the only documented African American artist of his time working in California. The exhibition includes lithographs, maps, stock certificates, bill heads and Brown’s later oil paintings of the American West.
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Jay Lusche, the PMCA Board, and the PMCA Ambassadors Circle.
Featured Image: Grafton Tyler Brown, Cascade Cliffs, Columbia River, 1885. Oil on canvas. 17 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio