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The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown

Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia
Guest curated by Dr. John Lutz (History, UVic) with Emerald Johnstone Bedell and Caroline Riedel.
 
We know Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was one of the first professional landscape artists to work in the Pacific Northwest. His few regional paintings that survive offer vivid windows into the world of 1880s Victoria and British Columbia. Yet, how did this African American artist succeed at a time when racial prejudice prevented most Blacks from entering any skilled profession?
Cost to Attend: 
Free

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