Born in Saginaw, Michigan, 1941

Received MFA from The University of Washington, 1970

Taught painting at The University of Nebraska and The University of Washington

Traveled and worked in Eastern and Western Europe, 1971, 1978, 1984, 1995, 2004

Traveled and worked in The Middle East, 1990

Staff photographer and archivist for Creede, Colorado Repertory Theatre, 40 years

Currently working as a professional artist (painter), photographer and writer


Work featured in the following magazines:  Architectural Digest, (on cover and in article), Smithsonian, Reader’s Digest, Americana, Fine Woodworking, Arts Line (Seattle) Santa Fean, (New Mexico) and American Journal of Critical Care (Dallas)

Books published:  Soul in the Stone, University of Kansas Press, 1994, (text and photographs by John Gary Brown) and Gardens of Revelation, Abbeville Press (photographs only)


                                    COMMERCIAL GALLERIES

Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Joseph Gierek Fine Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Strecker/Nelson Gallery. Manhattan, Kansas

Cerulean Gallery, Dallas, Texas and Amarillo, Texas

Corporate Art Source, Chicago, Illinois

Reuben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, Kansas


                                    PRIZES AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Purchase award, Chile Hassam Fund, Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City

First Prize, Mid-America Exhibition, Nelson/Atkins Gallery and Museum. Kansas City

Purchase Award, The Midwest Biennial, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Purchase Award, Parnassass Exhibition, Seattle, Washington

Purchase Award, Burien Annual Exhibition, Burien, Washington

Purchase Award, U.S. Embassies Exhibition, Washington, D.C.

Purchase Award, Kansas Artists Annual Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas

Purchase Award, Missouri Valley Exhibition, Topeka, Kansas

One-man Show, Wichita, Kansas Art Museum

International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Mid-America Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri, (four years)

Kansas Artists Annual, Wichita, Kansas, (five years)

Southwest Artists Annual, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Graduate Center International, Richland, Washington

Anacortes, Washington Annual Exhibition


Stopped entering juried exhibitions in 1970s.  Work now in commercial galleries.