“The Boot-Black Raphael:” John George Brown

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John George Brown

Though born in England, John George Brown (1831-1913) hopped the Atlantic stateside by his early twenties, settling down in Brooklyn, New York – a city whose scenes would inspire the works that made him one of the most successful painters of the 19th century. Like a romanticized and Americanized version of the Oliver Twist story, Brown became known for his … Read More