About this artwork

'Misty Morning' was painted following a trip the artist took through the Appalachian Mountains. Brown wrote that it was: 'the first painting where I used graduation of colour receding in an overall pattern and was a turning point in the direction of my work at the time'. The fan-like mountains show the influence of oriental painting while the inclusion of the truck, with the silhouette of the driver, adds a light-hearted touch. The style of the painting has been influenced by cartoons and comic books, with paint applied smoothly and no brushstrokes visible.

  • title:
    Misty Morning
  • accession number:
    GMA 2313
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1975
  • measurements:
    183.00 x 183.00 cm (framed: 185.90 x 186.00 x 6.20 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1981
  • copyright:
    © The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Brown family
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Roger Brown

Roger Brown