Ernest Albert (Brown) Sr (1857-1946) [RA 1918-1946]
American theatrical, scenic designer, lyrical impressionist landscape painter & muralist ;
Ernest Albert ; E. Albert ; E.A. Brown ; E. A. Brown ; Ernest A. Brown ;
[Born August 15, 1857 in Brooklyn, NY (also listed as New York, NY) – died March 25, 1946 in New Canaan, Fairfield, CT]


SAL record control number: 63488 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;



Birth: August 15, 1857 in Brooklyn, NY (also listed as New York, NY) ;
Death: March 25, 1946 in New Canaan, Fairfield, CT ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Leo ;

Known for: Murals ; scenic painting for theater ; landscape paintings of CT ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Landscapes ;

Areas: New York, NY ; Brooklyn, NY (1857-1879, 1894-) ; St. Louis, MO (1880-1885) ; Chicago, IL (1885-1894) ; London, England ; Montreal, Canada ; Old Lyme, CT ; Monhegan Island, ME ; New Canaan, CT ; West Coast locations ;
Region: North East ; Mid West ; Europe ; West Coast ;
Lived: Brooklyn, NY ; St. Louis, MO ; Chicago, IL ; New Canaan, CT ;
Father: Daniel Webster Brown (1833-1904) ;
Mother:Harriet Dunn (Smith) Brown (1835-1926) ;
Spouse: Annie Elizabeth (Bagwell) Brown (1858-1925), wife, married 1881 in New York, NY ;
Children: Ruby Frances Albert (1882-1882), daughter ; Elsie Albert (1883-1969), daughter ; Edith Dorothy Albert (1885-1962), daughter ; Ernest Maxwell Albert (1890-1955), son, also a landscape artist ;

Training: Brooklyn Art Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1872) ; Old Montague Art School, Brooklyn, NY (ca.1872) ;
Work: Worked early as a newspaper illustrator ; Theater design and production (1877) ; Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, colorist & ornamental schemes (1892) ; Albert Studios, New York, NY, scenic design (1894-) ; Left scenic design in 1905 to paint ;

Students: Jules Vallee Guerin (1866-1946), mentored (1879) ;

Member: American Society of Scenic Painters, Chicago, IL, founding member ; Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, founding member & first president ; New Canaan Society of Artists, New Canaan, CT, member ; Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, IL, member ; Grand Central Gallery, New York, NY, member ;
Exhibited with: Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY ; St. Louis Sketch Club, St. Louis, MO ; New Canaan Society of Artists, New Canaan, CT ; Highland Park Art Museum, Highland Park, IL ; Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY ;
Awards: Brooklyn Art Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Graham Art Medal (1872) ;






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January 1, 1918

Last updated: February 18, 2023 at 13:25 pm

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