Browning, John Gaitha

John Gaitha Browning

  (Am. 1912-1992)

Browning was born in Oxford, Mississippi; as a child, he moved to Brownwood with his family. He was a student of Harry Anthony DeYoung and Adele Laure Brunet before attending the art school of the Brooklyn Museum in New York. He painted and taught privately in Brownwood, then worked as a merchant while painting in Arizona and New Mexico. After four years of service in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific in World War II, Browning lived six years in Gallup, Taos, and Santa Fe, before settling once again in Brownwood where he maintained a studio and continued to teach. He served one year as head of the art department at Daniel Baker College. He exhibited locally and at exhibitions sponsored by the Fort Worth Art Association. Indians were a frequent subject in his paintings. Browning died in Brownwood. Source: Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists by John and Deborah Powers