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.
Brown, Malcolm (interviewee)
Busta, William (interviewer)
Cleveland Artists Foundation
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"Malcolm Brown Interview, 28 October 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 901018.