Grafton Tyler Brown: The First Black Professional Artist in California — Black Then

Grafton Tyler Brown was an American painter, lithographer and cartographer. Brown was the first African American artist to create works depicting the Pacific Northwest and California. Brown was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1841. His parents were both African American and born free in the slave state of Maryland. In 1837, they relocated to Pennsylvania,…

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