The British artist Don Brown mainly produces sculptural pieces. The artist became known for his portraits of his wife Yoko. The contemplative calm and tenderness of his figures are a key stylistic characteristic of his work. He mainly uses materials such as bronze, coloured acrylic, and silver. In this collaboration with the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Brown has created a piece in porcelain for the first time. His figurines are studies of the human body and its individual posture. Unlike classical sculptures, which embody an ideal image and strive to adhere to strict iconographic objectives, Brown’s sculptures are committed to an almost naturalistic realism.
Don Brown was born in Norfolk in 1962 and studied at the Central School of Art in London from 1983 to 1985. He graduated in 1988 from the prestigious London Royal College of Art. His work has been displayed at numerous solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the world. In 2007, he dedicated a solo exhibition to depictions of Yoko at the Museum Le Consortium in Dijon. Brown has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, including The Naked Portrait, 1900-2007, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh in 2007. His works are represented in prominent collections of contemporary art, such as the Tate Collection, London, and the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, Spanbroek.
Don Brown lives and works in the English county of Suffolk.