George Elmer Browne

George Elmer Browne

Browne in 1919
Born 1871
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Died 1946
Nationality American
Occupation Artist

George Elmer Browne (18711946) was an American artist known in France and Massachusetts.


Browne was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He studied in Boston at the Cowles Art School and the Museum of Fine Arts before completing his education under Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury in Paris. He founded the West End School of Art at his summer home in Provincetown in 1916 at the tip of Cape Cod far away from his studio in New York. The group was influenced by the impressionists and was among five schools in the town.[1] Browne was very well regarded in France and became a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.[2] Browne has work in Provincetown Museum. In 1919, Browne was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full member in 1928.

Browne died in Provincetown.


  1. O'Connell, Jame C. Becoming Cape Cod: creating a seaside resort p.84.
  2. "George Elmer Browne". EmergencyGallery. Retrieved 20 October 2010.

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