Rush Brown CV

25 Lennox Street, Portland, Maine 04103                                                                               H (207) 874-0924 C (207) 650-6204 email:,

Education                                                                                                                               New York University, NewYork, NY Masters of Arts, Painting, 1980MA          Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia,PA  Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1971 BFACalifornia College of Arts and Crafts  Oakland, CA  1973 -1974University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME  Maine State Certification 1985

Experience Teaching                                                                                                              Sanford High School, Sanford, ME  1991 - 2011 (Retired)                                                                                  Taught painting, drawing,sculpture, ceramics, Computer Art and Art History  Adult Education Taught painting, watercolor & ceramics 

Corporate Collections Champion International Corp., Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Boston,  GTE,  IBM, Readers Digest, Saatchi & Saatchi, Transamerica Corp, Hale and Dorr, Boston.

Publications…                                                                                                                Featured in Paintings of Maine, edited by Arnold Skolnick with introduction by Carl Little  Clarkson Potter/ Publishers, New York

Grants and Commissions                                                                                                 Maine Commission on the Arts and Humanities,                                                             Arts and Technology Adaptor Grants                               1992,  2002 & 2010 - 2011                            Maine Commission on the Arts and Humanities,                                             1986                                                Mural at Libby-Tozier School Litchfield, ME                                                                 Connecticut Commission on the Arts,                                                                1984                                     Mural at J. M. Wright Vocational School, Stamford, CT.                                                  The Restoration of the murals at the J. M. Wright Technical High School, Stamford, CT.                                                                                                         2016             

Painting in France                         1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002


Represented by: The Elizabeth Moss Gallery                                                                                                                                      251 US Route 1, Falmouth , ME 

2007- 2016  Represented by Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland,

April 2013, 14, 15, 16  The Book Arts Exhibition,The Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME 

7/19/12 –9/10/12  Maine Jewish Museum, Portland ME.

Capturing a Changing Neighborhood, Curated by Nancy Davidson

12/1/11 – 2/29/12  Kate Cheney Chappell  '83 Center for Book Arts at U.S.M.            A display representing 20 years of “Book Arts”, including most recent work

2011  "Critters," exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists with an animal theme, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. ...

2010  Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine Self Portraits

2009  Centerfor Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine Sketchbooks

2007- Present  Susan Maash, Portland, Maine

2006  Susan Maasch, Portland, Maine

2006  The Clown Gallery, Portland, Maine

2005  The Clarkouse Gallery, Bangor, Maine

2004 – 2005 Ember Grove Gallery, Portland,Maine

2003  The Clown Gallery, Portland, Maine

2001 – 2005  The Clarkouse Gallery, Bangor,Maine

1997- 2001  Davidson and Daughters/ The Eastland Gallery, Portland, Maine 

1994-2001 Boston Corporate ArtBoston, MA

1997 Summer Salon,  Rose Mary Frick, Curator Robert Clements Gallery, Portland, Maine

1997 The Betty Barker Gallery New Canaan, CT

1997-98 Eliza Sweet Gallery (Le Vat Tout Waldaboro, ME

1994,1995,1996,1997 Maine Coast Artist, Rockland, MaineJuried Exhibitions...

1993-1995Sherri French GalleryNew York, NY

1993 Gallery Three Zero New York, NY

1990 Hobe Sound Galleries,NorthBrunswick, ME

1982 &1983 Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT One Man Shows...

1979 Third Annual Competition - Small Works 80 Washington Square East GalleryNew York, NY

1978 New Canaan Society of the Arts, New Canaan, CT

1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1996 The New England Exhibition, Juried Show Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

1977 Westerly Public Library, Westerly RIOne Man Show

Artist’s statement…

While my Artistic concerns are diverse and lead me in many directions, much of my painting centers on observations of my immediate environment. Currently paintings of Casco Bay represent the intimate, visual relationship between our lovely city and the “ocean seas”. I often paint the harbor seen both from atop Munjoy Hill and at water level, where I spend hours enjoying the diverse and lively activity of boats in their varying pursuits and proportions. The effort concentrates on the attempt to balance or even transcend  literal representation and and capture that glorious, ambience that fills my heart and drives my life’s pursuits. 


Breaking News!

In the summer of 1983, it was my privilege to paint the mural in the Cafeteria at Wright Tech. It was a pivotal time in my early career and the mural was central to many  professional activities at the time. Recently the school and its alumni contacted me and asked about cleaning and restoring the mural. Encouraged by viewer enthusiasm and the possibility extending the life of my work, I visited Wright Tech recently and saw the piece for the first time in 30 years. Indeed as had been reported, it has held up pretty well. In any case, The rehabilitation of the Mural at Wright Tech will proceed this summer!

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