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John Brown FRBS (past)

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Sculptor John Brown FRBS (past)
John Brown

About John Brown

John Brown`s sculpture is based on the abstracted human form is widely collected in the UK and elsewhere. He exhibits regularly in London and the provinces and his work is in the collections of Elton John, Simon Cowell, Lesley Ash and Andrew Castle
Sculptor John Brown FRBS (past)
John Brown with soapstone commission

Exhibition History of John Brown

Previous to the year 2000 John Brown exhibited at a wide range of open exhibitions, including the Society of Portrait Sculptors, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, and the Royal West of England Academy. Since then his work has been shown in galleries and at the major Art Fairs in London, New York, Hong Kong and the provinces

2017:
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex
Sculpture in Particular, Pashley Manor
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
LAPADA Fair, Berkeley Square, London
Capturing Movement: Art and Contemporary Dance’, University of Kent

2016:
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex
Art for Cure’ Glemham Hall, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
Sculpture in Particular, Pashley Manor
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
Fircroft Gallery, Surrey
Sculpt Gallery, Great Braxted, Essex
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames
Chenies Manor, Chenies, Bucks
Bow House Gallery, Barnet, Herts

2015:
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex
The Art of Carving, Sculpt Gallery, Tiptree, Nr Colchester, Essex
Sculpture in Particular, Pashley Manor
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
Artists and Music, Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames
Godinton House, Ashford
Marks Hall Gardens, Coggeshall, Essex
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames
Bow House Gallery, Barnet, Herts

2014:
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex
Borde Hill Gardens. Haywards Heath, Sussex
Sculpture in Particular, Pashley Manor
John Brown – One Man Show, Garden and Interior Sculpture
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
Sculpt Gallery, Colchester
Cambridge City Art Fair
Lilford Gallery, Canterbury
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames

2013:
Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex
Affordable Art Fair, New York
Birtley House, Bramley, Guildford
Sculpture in Particular, Pashley Manor
Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Bow House Gallery, Barnet

Sculpture Hire Clients: GlaxoSmithKline for their offices in Harlow Northaw Properties for houses in Hertfordshire The Armitage Group for a penthouse garden in Central London The Alan Titchmarsh Show for a programme on garden sculpture Warner Bros for the film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Several garden designers for Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows

John Brown in his studio

Biography / CV of John Brown

John Brown creates contemporary sculptures based on the simplified human figure, expressing emotions and relationships. These range from small maquettes (working models) to larger pieces for the home, garden or work environment. Themes very often run through a number of completed works giving a feeling of recognizable continuity to his sculpture. The sculptures are in stone or in limited editions in traditional foundry cast materials such as bronze or in cast resin metals, such as bronze, aluminium or iron. He created the BBC `People`s Award` Trophy in 2000 and his sculptures were present to Sir Magdi Yacoub, Judi Dench, Elton John and David Jason

John Brown finishing `The Secret` sculpture

Artist Statement of John Brown

John Brown`s sculpture is about human relationships and emotions, expressed in a simplified abstracted way, provoking thought and discussion, as well as visual impact. Themes very often run through a number of completed works, giving a feeling of recognizable continuity to his sculpture. His works range in size from those suitable for interiors to larger scale pieces made specially for the garden, patio or workplace

Acquisitions / Collections of work by John Brown

Corporate Commissions `Seated Woman` sculpture for Kawaguchi Metal Industries, Japan. `Growth and Security` - sculpture commissioned for USS. `Family at Play` - SmithKline Beecham Art Collection `Adieu` purchased by Racing Green, Bluewater Retail Park 3 sculptures purchased by MCL Group Ltd. Aspirations` purchased by Investec for their City HQ `Interdependency` commissioned by Marathon International Petroleum Co. `Caring ll` purchased for the Prudential Insurance Company collection. `Attachment` and `Constancy` for Crowne Plaza Hotel, Marlow `Aspirations l and ll` for Leconfield House, Curzon Street, London W1 `Vision lll` for Zhengzhou Centre, Zhengzhou, China Private Sculpture Collections Sir Elton John Simon Cowell Andrew Castle Lesley Ash Philip Ziegler Tamas Vasary

Public Works of John Brown

Public, Hospital and School Commissions ‘Jack of Newbury’, Newbury Shopping Centre, Berkshire` `Tete a Tete’ sited in Harpenden Town Centre `Love of the Family – Kings College Hospital, London ‘Unison’ – Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield 4 sculptures for the Jeffrey Kelson Centre, Central Middlesex Hospital ‘The Listener’ – Barnet General Hospital ‘Celebration ll’ Upper Chesapeake Medical Centre, Bel Air, Maryland, USA Sculpture for Darent Valley Hospital, Kent (May 2014) ‘Welcoming Christ’ – St. Michael´s School, Finchley ‘Joy of the Family’ – Priors Court School, Thatcham Church Commissions ‘Supplication’ for United Reform Church, Whetstone ‘Crucifix’ for St. Philip the Apostle, Finchley ‘Mother and Child’ for St. John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet

Qualifications / Education of John Brown

Educated Queen Elizabeth`s Boys` School. Barnet John Brown`s sculpture training began at Hornsey School of Art, and continued under Howard Bate R.A. at Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute

Teaching Experience

Head of Art - Hampstead Garden Surburb Institute, London

Influences / Inspiration of John Brown

John Brown`s sculpture was influenced initially by Howard Bate, RA a sculptor in the classical tradition, thence by the work of Henry Moore when he moved into abstraction of the human form

Price Range of Work

John Brown's work has a price range from £1,250 to £9,500

Commissioning Work

This artist accepts commissions.
Commissions accepted for sculptures in my style and subject matter for interior work in stone or cast materials; in bronze or bronze resin for exterior pieces.

John Brown is happy to create a sculpture for a special place in your home, garden or workplace or for your special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding or anniversary. This gives you the opportunity to own a unique work designed specifically to your requirements.

Mediums utilised

John Brown's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

John Brown's work is found in the following categories on site:
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (35)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (23)
Couples or Group Sculptures (23)
Stylized People Sculptures (19)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (13)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (13)
Love / Affection Sculpture (10)
Calm Love and Affection Sculptures or Statues (10)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (9)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (9)
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures (8)
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture (7)
Wedding Anniversary Gift or Present Sculptures Statues statuettes (6)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (6)
Family Groups Sculptures (6)
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue (6)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (6)
Abstract Dance / Dancer Sculptures (5)
Indoor figurative sculpture (5)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (4)
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures (3)
Parent - Child Sculpture (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (3)
Wild Modern Contemporary Dance or Dancing sculpture (3)
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (3)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes (2)
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Corporate Sculptures
Mixed Media Sculptures, Statues Garden Ornaments
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Welcome Happy Return Sanctuary Safe Haven Recption Welcome Home sculpture statue
Gymnast or Gymnastic sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Ballet Dancer Ballerina Classical Dance Sculptures Statues statuettes Figurines
Architectural Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary Modern Civic Urban sculpture statue statuary
Land Art Sculpture
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary
Carved or Carving sculpture
Children Playing Sculptures or Statues or statuettes
Awards, Trophies, Presentations and Prizes Sculptures
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