Abstract

Artist and retired art teacher, Malcolm Brown, discusses his life and career as an artist. Brown describes the ideas and inspiration behind his landscape and seascape paintings, and details the opening and continued operation of the Malcolm Brown Gallery. The artist discusses his early work for the American Greetings Corporation, the company's trademark style and themes, and the importance of his employment there to his development as an artist. After leaving American Greetings, Brown went on to teach art at Shaker Heights High School, an experience which he discusses in detail, and to which he credits his ability to support a family and continue to produce his own art. Brown, an African-American, briefly discusses the impact of race on his art and life.

Creator

Brown, Malcolm (interviewee)

Creator

Busta, William (interviewer)

Project

Cleveland Artists Foundation

Date

10-28-2008

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

47 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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