Harley W. Brown (Arizona/Alberta, born 1939) pastel on paper depicting a young Native American girl with braids and ribbons in her hair against a multi-color background. Signed lower right. O'Brien's on Main, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ gallery label en verso. Housed under glass in a carved wooden frame with off white linen and painted gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 12" H x 9" W. Framed – 22 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. Biography: Harley Brown is a Canadian painter best known for his depictions of Native Americans in traditional dress rendered in a realistic style with loose brushwork. Born in 1939 in Edmonton, Canada, Brown went on to study at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary followed by the Camberwell School of Art in England. After returning to his home country, the artist met Bob Morgan, the curator of the Montana State Historical Society, where he subsequently had a solo show. Brown is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Artists, the National Association of Watercolor Artists, the Oil Painters of America, and the Cowboy Artists of America. He lives and works in Tucson, AZ. (source: ArtNet). CONDITION: Overall excellent condition.
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