Eric Pitt Brown was born in 1894 in Salisbury. His father (William Lewis Brown 1864-1922) ran a builder’s merchants but later (around 1906) became a portrait painter and artist.
Eric’s older sister, Dorothy, was also an artist and his younger brother, Bernard, became a successful architect in Salisbury. His daughter, Zoë Napier Brown 1926-2011, was an accomplished painter although she worked in the field of social services.
Eric Brown always painted in oil which were mainly distant views of his local Salisbury or rural views in the surrounding countryside. His works have an innocence about them which captured the English countryside perfectly.