Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown Biography

Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown




Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown was born Elizabeth Christie in 1869. She married Scottish artist Thomas Austen-Brown (1857-1924). They both studied color woodblock printing with Frank Morley Fletcher, who taught the Japanese woodcut method to Allen Seaby, Mabel Royds, William Giles, Ada Shrimpton and others at the Reading School of Art in Berkshire, England between 1898 and 1906.

The Austen-Browns spent much time between London and a studio at the artists’ colony in Camiers near Etaples in northern France. Many of their works are of French subjects.

Elizabeth Austen-Brown exhibited with the Society of Graver-Printmakers in Colour, 1910- 28; the Royal Society of British Artists, 1931, to which she was an elected member; Goupil Gallery, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Redfern Gallery, London; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Academy. Her work is held by the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as the British Museum.

Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown died in England in 1942.

Biographical information about Elizabeth Austen-Brown is limited, she does not appear in many of the standard references. Any further information would be appreciated.