Robert Brown Collection
Robert Brown was one of Glendale's most prominent arts figures - a serigrapher, ceramicist, glassmaker, sculpture, painter, and arts educator. Brown passed away in his home in Glendale at age 92 in 2009. His daughter, Jan Reilly, made a gift of his prodigious body of work to the Associates of Brand Library. Brown loved the Brand Library and had exhibited in its gallery several times. Two of his serigraphs, "Suburb" and "Opposite But Equal" were already part of the Associates' permanent collection. In 2010, the Associates mounted a retrospective show of Brown's work. Another month-long show opened on July 9, 2011 at New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the sale of Brown's works benefit the Associates' support of cultural events at the Brand Library.
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Jane Friend Purchase Award Collection
In 1971, Jane Friend, watercolorist and arts activist, founded the Brand National Juried Art Exhibiton. In 2011, the show celebrates its 40th anniversary. The Associates of Brand Library recognizes an outstanding work at each show by purchasing it for our permanent collection. Jane served as the organizer of the exhibition for 35 consecutive years and was instrumental in purchasing many outstanding works of art by prominent Californians. Mrs. Friend passed away in her home in Glendale in 2011 at the age of 93. The Purchase Award has now been renamed the "Jane Friend Purchase Award", in her honor. Jane also served as president of of Associates of Brand Library & Art Center for 3 years.
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