Harley Brown

b. 1939

Harley Brown


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Portrait and animal painting, ethnic caricature, teaching

A Western painter and sculptor of figures and domestic animals, Harley Brown was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1939, and lives in Tucson, Arizona. Later, he attended the Alberta College of Art in Calgary. 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. He is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Artists, Helena, Montana; National Association of Watercolor Artists; Oil Painters of America; Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Cowboy Artists of America since 2004. In 2005, he won two gold medals at the CAA annual exhibition. He says of membership in the CAA: “Being allowed to join them is a monumental event in my life.”

Brown’s work is in the collections of the C. M. Russell Museum; National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; and Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles.