Sample Appraisal: Harley Brown Watercolor
Appraisal ID: 11385
Appraised On: Sep 13, 2006
Market Value: $1,500.00-2,000.00
Replacement Value: $2,500.00
Artist: BROWN, Harley. Watercolor on paper. “Little Chief
Arapahoe.” Size 8 x 10 inches. Framed.
A Western painter and sculptor of figures and domestic animals, Harley
Brown was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1939. His father was an
amateur artist who encouraged him at a young age to pursue art.
Brown attended the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, supporting himself
by playing piano and selling his drawings door to door. After studying
at the Camberwell School of Art in England for two years, Brown began to
make a name for himself in Western art, and in 1966, he returned to
Canada. Shortly after, he met Bob Morgan, curator of the Montana State
Historical Society, who put together a one-man show for Brown. It was a
sell-out for all of Brown’s 70 paintings. Shortly after, his career made
another leap forward when Brown received a call from Robert Lougheed to
submit some of his work for the 1977 National Academy of Western Art
show, where he won a gold medal for drawing.
He was commissioned to paint Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and has
painted many portraits of celebrities, including a portrait of President
Currently a resident of Tucson, Arizona, Brown is a member of the
Northwest Rendezvous Artists, based in Helena, Montana; the National
Association of Watercolor Artists; the Oil Painters of America; and the
Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In November 2005, he was
made a member of the Cowboy Artists of America.
Item/Title: Little Chief Arapahoe
Date/Period of Manufacture: 35 Years
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: Artist Harley Brown
Dimensions (HxWxD): 8×10 Print Less than a pound
Inscription: This is a Water Painting by Harley Brown and was framed in wood by the owner.
History/Provenance: This Water color painting was
bought at an estate sale andwas sold by the children who`s father
bought the print from the artist in Wyoming or Montana.
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