Harrison Bird Brown

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View of Captain John Brown Coyle's House, by Harrison Bird Brown, 1858-1861
The Harrison Bird Brown House as of January 2011.

Harrison Bird Brown (1831–1915) was an American painter. He was born in Portland, Maine and died in London, England. He was known primarily for his painting of marine life and White Mountain landscapes. His work was exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1858 to 1875. His work is now shown at the Portland Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art and Bowdoin College Museum of Art. He was particularly well known for two paintings of Crawford Notch in the White Mountains which were produced in 1890.[1] In 1892, he moved to London to live with his only surviving child, a daughter. He died there in 1915.[1]

Harrison Bird Brown House[edit]

His home, the Harrison B. Brown House, was built overlooking the Fore River in Portland's West End in 1861 and was often the location in which he painted.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


  1. ^ a b "Harrison Bird Brown Biography". Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ Guide to the Western Promenade Archived 2011-03-07 at the Wayback Machine Portland Landmarks