As a student working in Waterton in the late 1950’s, I saw Annora Brown’s paintings and I was smitten. They were about us and about the raw beauty of our landscape. As a single professional woman from a small prairie town, I identified with this woman who gave so much of herself to her art, to her community, and to posterity. But when I discovered 260 of her paintings were stored in the Glenbow Archives and both of her books were out of print, my heart sank. Could I do something to fan the embers of this story back to life?

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Our goal is to preserve and record the life and achievements of Ms. Brown. If you have any information, know where we can locate private / public paintings, would like to send us copies of books or you are willing to donate to help with costs for acquiring / re-matting paintings and prints etc., please contact us at
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joycesasse@annorabrown.ca
Email: joycesasse@annorabrown.ca
All contents © Copyright 2017 Joyce Sasse
Picture courtesy of Mary-Beth Laviolette
Annora Brown Artist
Annora Brown: Handicraft & Art – Joyce Sasse
Annora Brown: Conservation Through Art
That Annora Brown received an honourary membership from the Canadian Handicraft Guild is no mere footnote to her story. It indicated a major life-long passion.

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Annora Brown

Mountain Shooting Star 58.45.23 - Collection of Glenbow
Used with permission of Annora Brown Estate
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Or you may order prints at:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/collectionsSearch.aspx
Digitized photographs of 260 Annora Brown paintings in the Glenbow Museum (wild flowers, Blackfoot culture & art, landscapes in the Oldman and Waterton River drainage area) can be viewed at:
photoorders@glenbow.org
Bibliography for Annora Brown Project
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Daughter of the Prairies - Gallery Exhibit at Galt Museum, Lethbridge, Summer of 2016 - Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette
Annora Brown is one of Alberta’s foremost early artists. Based for much of her life in historic Fort Macleod, Brown played a major role in creating a ‘picture’ of southern Alberta: its wild landscape, First Nations, pioneer rural communities, local history – above all its wondrous nature symbolized by the wildflower. It was her home and she came to know it well.

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