About

EDUCATION

Born and raised mainly in Pennsylvania countryside, I attended Middlebury College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; awarded a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. Two teachers there, Rudy Burckhardt and Neil Welliver, were influential in their works and in attracting me to Maine.

PERSONAL

I married my classmate, photographer Will Brown. We have shared many kinds of work, including house restoration/reconstruction, darkroom tasks, gardening and raising a daughter.  We live in Philadelphia and Maine.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Dear Shira, I believe we’ve corresponded about this since you wrote this note to me. I have not yet received anything in the mail though.
    Hope all’s well there –
    Emily

  2. Richard M. Anderson said:

    Dear Ms Brown,

    I purchased one of your works at a Center for Maine Contemporary Art auction about ten years ago. It was unmounted, unframed and unsigned. I was a member of the board at the time.

    Bruce Brown told me that he could arrange to have you sign it. We obviously did not follow through but would now like to see if we could arrange some documentation or signature for the work. Suzzete McEvoy is a good friend and she likewise encouraged me to contact you.

    I have a photo of the piece hanging in our home. We live two blocks from CMCA.

    If you would please respond, I will send you the photo. The piece measures 36 x 42 and is an ink on paper piece showing trees along the edge of a pond or lake.

    I look forward to your response

  3. Dear Richard Anderson,

    I would be happy to sign the drawing. in Maine still and coming down to Rockport this week should not be a problem. (Is the piece framed? That might inconvenience things.)

    You can email me at We’re

    emilybrown@verizon.net

    or call me at 917 497 3674.

    Best,
    Emily

  4. Hello there,

    I recently bought a painting titled “Primitive Abstract”. It is from 2011 and the back is signed. It looks like it reads Emily Brown but I’m not sure. I was wondering if you might be the artist? Thank you.

  5. I don’t recall making anything with such a name.
    Sorry.

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