George Browne (1918-1958) Following the Shore, 1949
signed "George Browne" lower right
oil on canvas, 20 by 24 in.
Grand Central Galleries, NY label on back
Struck down at the age of forty in a tragic shooting accident, George Browne is known to have completed only a few hundred finished works in his lifetime. The thoughtful rendering of his sporting and wildlife scenes suggests a man full of talent and promise. Due to his untimely death, Browne left behind a limited and highly coveted body of work. Following in the footsteps of artists/sportsmen like Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869-1959), and Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), George Browne painted the waterfowl and upland game birds that he also hunted. Browne is known for his deft handling of paint and his incredible attention to detail.
Provenance: Private Collection, New York
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