Joan Brown


In this VHS archival interview from 1979, Bay Area Figurative artist Joan Brown spoke about how she drew inspiration from many sources to create colorful works that merge autobiography, fantasy, and whimsy. A painter whose life and work are rooted firmly in curiosity and deep exploration of the human experience, Brown is considered one of San Francisco’s most important local heroes. Learn more about the early days of her art practice, her love of swimming, and the unforgettable legacy she left behind.


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