Salisbury Lanes

Oil on board, signed lower left
Image size: 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm)
Contemporary frame


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Eric Brown

Brown was born in 1894 in Salisbury. His father was William Lewis Brown (1864-1922), who became a “portrait painter and artist” around 1906, having previously run a builders’ merchant business.

Eric had an older sister, Dorothy, also an artist (especially watercolours) and a younger brother, Bernard, who became a successful architect in Salisbury.He also had a daughter, Zoë Napier Brown 1926-2011, who was a good painter though she worked in the field of social services.

Eric Brown always painted in oil views of his local Salisbury; the works have a innocence about them that captures the English countryside perfectly.