Frederick J. Brown was an American visual artist arguably best known for his extensive portrait series of jazz and blues musicians. Influenced by historical, religious, narrative and urban themes, his style ranges from abstract expressionism to figurative.
Featured image: Frederick J. Brown - James
Baldwin, 2008 (detail). Oil on canvas. 38 1/2 × 22 1/2 in. 97.8 × 57.2 cm. This
is a unique work. Photo courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery