Harrison Bird Brown (1831 - 1915)
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Born in Portland, Maine, Harrison bird Brown was an American painter best known for his paintings of marine life and White Mountain landscapes. Brown started his career as a sign and banner painter and made survey drawings for John Bartlett in San Francisco. Brown moved to New England, and London soon after, to focus on painting and to be with his daughter. He has exhibited at the National Academy of Design (1858), the Boston Athenaeum (1860), and the Philadelphia Exposition (1876). In 1892, Brown was elected president of the Portland Society of Art.