Alice Dalton Brown was born in Danville, Pennsylvania in 1939, and grew up in Ithaca, New York. She began her studies in France at L’Académie Julian, Paris and at L’Université de Grenoble, Grenoble. She then entered Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, as an English major, and later transferred to Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, where, in 1962, she received the B.A. degree in art.

She lived in New York City from 1970 to 2005 and now resides in New York’s Hudson Valley and King Ferry, New York. A retrospective exhibition of her work was presented in 2013 by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. In 2018, there was a solo exhibition of her work at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

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Selected Shows

Light & Space: The Paintings of Alice Dalton Brown, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 2018

Transitions, 527 Madison Avenue Lobby Gallery, New York, 2017

The Language of Angels, Fischbach Gallery, NY, 2014

Summer Breeze: The Paintings and Drawings of Alice Dalton Brown, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2013

Old New Borrowed Blue, Fischbach Gallery, NY, 2012

Nocturnes and Diurnes, Fischbach Gallery, NY, 2010

Friends Forever, Fischbach Gallery, NY, 2008

Barns 1965 - 1976 Fischbach Gallery, NY, 2006

Celebration: A Survey 1976-2004, Fischbach Gallery, NY, 2004

A Clear Light, Fischbach Gallery, New York, 2002

Fischbach Gallery, New York, 1987, 1989, 1991,1993,1995,1998,2000

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, 1999

William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1988

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, 1985

A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, 1982, 1983, 1984

Museum Collections

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio

Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, North Carolina

Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, Virginia

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Minneapolis Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey

New York Public Library, New York, New York

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia


Kingsley, April The Paintings of Alice Dalton Brown, Hudson Hills Press, 2002

The Language of Angels: Alice Dalton Brown Recent Painting and Pastels, Exhibition Catalog. Essay by Maryan W. Ainsworth, Fischbach Gallery, 2014.

Summer Breeze: Paintings & Drawings by Alice Dalton Brown, catalog, includes Introduction by Stephanie Wiles, Director.Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2013.

Nocturnes and Diurnes: Alice Dalton Brown,  Exhibition Catalog. Essay by Margie Goldsmith, Fischbach Gallery, 2010.

Friends Forever: Alice Dalton Brown Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Exhibition Catalog. Essay by Nicholas Davies, 2008. Fischbach Gallery, 2008.

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