Keith Henry Brown

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Keith Henry Brown began his career like many young artists, dreaming of becoming a cartoonist at Marvel Comics. After attending the High School for Art and Design in New York, Brown realized early on drawing superheroes was not his forte. He went on to pursue a career in painting and then as an illustrator. His favorite artists at this time were illustrators like Howard Pyle, Frank Frazetta, Burton Silverman, Le Roy Neiman, David Stone Martin, as well as painters Diego Rivera, Picasso, and Jean Michel-Basquiat, among others.

He began publishing his watercolor paintings first for greeting cards and then newspapers and magazines. A lifelong music aficionado, Brown‘s work placed a special concentration on jazz, which reflected his lifelong love of the music.

In the late nineties, Brown also forged a career in design and in 2001, Became Creative Director at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Handpicked for the position by Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Brown designed the marketing and promotional graphics for the opening of the celebrated ‘House of Swing’-- a new facility specifically designed for jazz music, Frederick P. Rose Hall at Columbus Circle in New York City.

Brown has designed and illustrated several jazz CD covers for Toshiko Akiyoshi, Duke Ellington, Pucho Sanchez, The Drummonds, Wayne Henderson and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Brown lives in New York and New Jersey where continues to write, paint and draw.

Inquiries about purchasing, commissioning or licensing Keith Henry Brown's artwork can be sent to galleries@jazz.com.