Thomas Linn Brown (1859-1916), Hill Country Landscape, oil on canvas, 14 x 24", frame: 18 x 28"
Thomas Brown was a native of Providence, Rhode Island. He moved to Ft. Worth, for health reasons, where he was engaged in the jewelry business. He moved to San Antonio in 1889. He worked as a sales for a jewelry retailer, and participated in civic activities, including the annual Fiesta San Antonio. He was a self-taught painter incorporating the New England characteristics of fog and clouds into his paintings. Brown exhibited with the San Antonio Art League where he won a medal in 1894, and the Annual Texas Artists Exhibition. He died at his home and is buried in Fort Worth. Source:
John and Deborah Powers, "Texas Painters, Sculptors, and Graphic Artists"