Daniel A. Brown (born 1950) grew up in New York City along “Museum Alley” where he prowled the Impressionist and Hudson River School galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When he was fourteen, he viewed Vincent Van Gogh’s immortal “Starry Night.” A year later he began to paint vivid oil canvases which contained bold colors, mountains and vast open spaces.
At age twenty, he moved to western Massachusetts where he spent the next forty-four years of his life involved with teaching, mentoring, writing and photography.
In 1999, Brown began the second stage of his artistic career which featured solo shows in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C. and other locales in the Northeast. In 2001-2002, he was an artist-mentor with the New Hampshire Allstate Art Festival, a program connecting professional artists with gifted high school art students from across New Hampshire. Sponsored by the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, NH, it is one of only two such programs in the United States.