Known as a painter's painter, Irby Brown has been ranked among the foremost landscape artists of the American West. He is especially well-known for his striking plein-air work and his keen eye for light and color. This survey of his life and career is a long-overdue introduction to Brown's exceptional talent and techniques
Irby Brown showcases sixty of Brown's finest landscape paintings, each in full color and on a full page. Narratives by the artist and fellow artists and patrons bring each of these pictures to life. The introduction discusses the most characteristic features of Brown's art and is followed by a brief biography that outlines his earliest influences, his military and art school years, and the story of how he became a professional artist. More than forty additional images of Brown's portraits, landscapes, field studies, and watercolors appear throughout the book, enhancing Brunson's exploration of Brown's artistic vision, biography, and process.