Eric Pitt 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 and only views of his local Salisbury. His works capture the charm and beauty of the English countryside, with a dream like quality to them. He manages to show in his art a deeply felt communion with the landscape.