Clint Brown is Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University where his primary focus and passion was teaching drawing. He is an artist who has consistently used the human figure as a means of commenting on the human condition. His work has encompassed painting, drawing, printmaking, bronze and resin casting, and large scale public sculpture. He is the author of two books on art, Drawing from Life and Artist to Artist. He has taught numerous workshops throughout Oregon and also spent four weeks in Rome teaching a drawing class to university students.
The artwork of Clint Brown spans several decades, styles, and subjects and resonates with the times in which they were produced. From his early three-dimensional plastic works reflecting on the sexual revolution and gender stereotypes to the hauntingly poignant Plague Drawings that told of the persistent threat of AIDS and his Studies in Sanguine expressing the power of human desire, Clint Brown has created art with passion and meaning.
His method of working is to create a series of thematically related images that often combine formalist and humanist concerns. He gets very involved with the media, using the energy of creation to imbue his works with vitality and movement.
This website shows a sampling of Clint Brown’s thematic series. Click on the links above to view a sample of pieces in each of his major series, or one of his public art commissions.