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Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown was born in Hexham, Northumberland, in 1966. He studied at Bath Academy of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. Brown's exact renderings of other artists' paintings are like a visual game of Chinese-whispers. Painted from photographs, they are at one remove from the original image. Through his smooth, flat representations of the emotionally-charged brush strokes and impasto of famous artists such as Frank Auerbach and Willem de Kooning, Brown's paintings question issues of authorship, authenticity, and originality, forcing us to look elsewhere for the intrinsic value in his own work. Recent exhibitions include Sensation, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1997), and Glenn Brown, Jerwood Gallery, London (1999). Glenn Brown lives and works in London.