Alexander Kellock Brown [1849-1922] Scottish artist Glasgow school landscape : Still night, 1898.

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Alexander Kellock Brown [1849-1922]
Scotland
Still night
, 1898
Oil on board
14 x 10 inches
Signed at lower left ‘A. K. B.’

Marking type: Hand written title and artist name.
Location: Canvas verso top.
Text: ‘STILL NIGHT / A.K.BROWN, A.R.S.A’.

Original gold guided Barbizon period frame.

Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow, Scotland Exhibition of 1898 as #494 Still night.

Painting was created while the artist lived in Helensburgh (near Argyll), Scotland.  The artist enjoyed time with his daughter Margaret Kellock Brown (1885-1944).  His daughter studied art under her father Alexander Kellock Brown (1849-1922).

Alexander Kellock Brown [1849-1922]
Scotland
Still night
, 1898
Oil on board
14 x 10 inches
Signed at lower left ‘A. K. B.’

Marking type: Hand written title and artist name.
Location: Canvas verso top.
Text: ‘STILL NIGHT / A.K.BROWN, A.R.S.A’.

Original gold guided Barbizon period frame.

Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow, Scotland Exhibition of 1898 as #494 Still night.

Painting was created while the artist lived in Helensburgh (near Argyll), Scotland.  The artist enjoyed time with his daughter Margaret Kellock Brown (1885-1944).  His daughter studied art under her father Alexander Kellock Brown (1849-1922).

 

Alexander Kellock Brown (1849-1922) biography:

Birth: February 11, 1849 in Edinburgh, St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland ;
Death: May 9, 1922 in Bute, Scotland of heart failure (72 years old) ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac: 
Aquarius ;

Known for: Watercolor and oil painting Barbizon-style / Munich school / Glasgow school landscapes ; Twilight or cloudy day landscapes ;
Medium: Watercolor ; oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Landscape ; mountains ; trees ; some portraits ;

Areas: Edinburgh, St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland (1849-1851) ; Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1861, 1871, 1881) ; Glasgow, Scotland (1871) ; Crosshill, Glasgow, Scotland (1874) ; Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (1884-1885) ; Italy (1879) ; Egypt (1879) ; Row, Dumbartonshire, Scotland (1891) ; London, England ; Glasgow Blythswood, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1901) ; Munich, Germany (?) ; Paris, France (?) ; Lamlash, District of Kilbridge, Bute, Scotland (1922) ;
Region: Europe ;
Lived: St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland (1849-1853) ; Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1853-1861, 1871, 1881) ; 48 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland (1871) ; 1 Athole Terrace, Crosshill, Glasgow, Scotland (1874) ; 65 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland, studio (1876) ; 113 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland (1878) ; Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (1884-1885) ; 152 Wellington Street, Glasgow, Scotland (1889) ; Wellington Studio, Glasgow, Scotland (1889) ; Row, Dumbartonshire, Scotland (1891) ; London, England ; Helenslee, Helensburgh, Scotland (1895) ; 105 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland (1896) ; Helensburgh, Scotland (1898) ; 105 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland (1899) ; 104 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland (1900) ; Glasgow Blythswood, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1901) ; 152 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland (1905) ; Lamlash, District of Kilbridge, Bute, Scotland (1922) ;
Father: Robert Brown (1816-1899), worked as a brass founder and maker of gasoliers ;
Mother: Margaret Ann Kellock Brown (1824-1858) ;
Relatives: Robert Brown, Jr. (1845-1915), brother, moved to US and became a Boston architect ; James Brown (1852-?), brother ; John Kellock Brown (1855-1945), brother, moves to the US ; William Kellock Brown (1856-1934), brother also a sculptor ;
Spouse: Mary (Frew) Kellock Brown (1855-1911), wife. married March 31, 1881 ;
Children: John Frew Kellock Brown (1884-1944), son ; Margaret Kellock Brown (1885-1944), daughter, studied art under her father Alexander Kellock Brown (1849-1922) ;

Training: Free Church Normal School, Cowcaddens, Scotland (near Glasgow), drawing lessons ; Glasgow Art School, Glasgow, Scotland under Robert Greenlees (1820-1904), night classes ; Heatherly School, London, England ; also listed in various sources as attending Haldane Academy Trust, Glasgow, Scotland ;
Instructors: Robert Greenlees (1820-1904) ;
Work: Inglis and Wakefield, Glasgow, Scotland, calico pattern design intern (7 years) ; Published book Early exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (1913) ;

Taught: 
Students:

Member: Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, associate (1892) ; Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, academician (1908), submitted A grey day, 1908, for consideration ; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, London, England, member (1878), associate (1916) ; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, member (?), honorary secretary (?),  council member (?) ; Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow, Scotland, member (1874-1922) ; Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours (RWS), Glasgow, Scotland, original member (1878), vice-president (1918) ; Scottish Artists Benevolent Association, Glasgow, Scotland, founding member (1889), honorary secretary (1889-1920), president (1920-1922) ;
Exhibited with: Exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland (1870) shown Dunnottar Castle, 1870 ; Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow, Scotland (1871-1922) shown A wintry evening, 1876, Dunglass on the Clyde, 1876 (1876), Temple of Kom-Omba, 1879 ; Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow, Scotland (?) ; Royal Institute, Glasgow, Scotland (?) ; Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland (?) ; Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colors, London, England (?) ; Paris Salon, Paris, France (ca.1890s-ca.1900s) ; Secessionist Exhibition, Munich, Germany (ca.1893-ca.1908) ;
Awards: Secessionist Exhibition, Munich, Germany (ca.1893-ca.1908), awarded gold medal ; Paris Salons, Paris, France (ca.1890s-ca.1900s), honorable mention ; Honored for his work with the artistic community of Glasgow, Scotland, by his peers (1918) ;

Milestones:

Notes: Friends with fellow artists : James L. C. Docharty (1848/9-1915) and Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), painting trip in London, England ca.1870s ; Served as part of the organization committee for the following: Fine Art Committees of the Glasgow Exhibitions, Glasgow, Scotland (1888, 1901) ; Scottish National Exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland (1908) ; Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, Glasgow, Scotland (1911) ; Coronation Exhibition, London, England (1911) ; St. Louis Exhibition, St.Louis, MO (1904) ; Franco-British Exhibition (1908) ; Rome International Exhibitions (1911) ; Water Colour Section of the International Exhibition in Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (1901) ;