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Name Brown, Frances Carroll
Dates & places of birth and death b. 1909
d. 2002
Nationality American
Notes Brown, born in New York City, was the daughter of H. Carroll Brown and Margaret Daly and the granddaughter of Montana Copper King Marcus Daly and Margaret P. Daly. In 1911, during a visit to the Bitterroot Stock Farm in Montana, Brown's mother suffered a serious medical emergency and passed away, leaving Brown and her older sister Margaret, as beneficiaries of their mother's fortune.
Their inheritance was held in trust until they reached the age of 30. A two-year Grand Tour of Europe concluded their education. In Europe, Brown visited the great museums, was exposed to a variety of cultural influences, and learned French. In the 1930s, Brown and her sister revisited Europe to pursue painting.
In 1947, Brown contracted an illness and became completely paralyzed. She was fortunate to recover. Brown's illness had a profound philosophical as well as physical impact. She worked diligently to recapture her aesthetic life and practice. The only known exhibition of Brown's artwork during her lifetime occurred June 17, 2002, just months before her death.

Warlen was Brown's caretaker for the last 12 years of Brown's life. She died in 2002.

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