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Marcia Joan Brown

Marcia Joan Brown, American author, artist, photographer. Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters (life); member Author's Guild, Print Council American, Art Students League, Oriental Brush Artists Guild, Sumi-e Society Am, American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting.

Background

  • Brown, Marcia Joan was born on July 13, 1918 in Rochester, New York, United States. Daughter of Clarence Edward and Adelaide Elizabeth (Zimber) Brown.

  • Education

    • Student, Woodstock School Painting, 1939. Student painting, New School Social Research. Student painting, Art Students League.

      Bachelor, New York State College Teachers, 1940. Student Chinese calligraphy, painting, Zhejiang Academy Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Peoples Republic China, 1987. Studied painting with Judson Smith, Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julian Levi.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), State University of New York, Albany, 1996.

    Career

    • Teacher English, dramatics Cornwall High School, New York, 1940-1943. Library assistant New York Public Library, 1943-1949. Teacher puppetry extra-mural department University College West Indies, Jamaica, British West Indies, 1953.

      Teacher workshop on picture book University Minnesota-Split Rock Arts Program, Duluth, 1986, workshop on Chinese brush painting Oriental Brush Artists Guild, 1988. Sponsor Chinese landscape painting workshops with Zhuo HeJun, 1988-1989. Sponsored workshops Chinese caligraphy with A. Wang Dong Ling, 1989-1990, 92.

      Invited speaker exhibition illustrations, Japan, 1990, 94.

    Major achievements

    • Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters (life) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); Author's Guild; Print Council American; Art Students League; Oriental Brush Artists Guild; Sumi-e Society Am; American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting.

    Works

    • Once a Mouse...
    • A hermit knows the magic to change a small mouse into a cat, a dog, and a majestic tiger -- and Marcia Brown's magical woodcuts bring this Indian fable to life with the mastery that won her her second Caldecott Medal.

    Membership

    Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters (life). Member Author's Guild, Print Council American, Art Students League, Oriental Brush Artists Guild, Sumi-e Society Am, American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting.
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    • 1939
      Woodstock School Painting
    • 1940
      New York State College Teachers
    • 1987
      painting
    • 1996
      State University of New York
    • 1940 - 1943
      Teacher, English
      New York, United States
    • 1943 - 1949
      library assistant, New York Public Library
    • 1953
      teacher, puppetry extra-mural department University College West Indies
      Jamaica
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