Annora Brown was born in 1899, near Red Deer, Alberta, and grew up in Fort Macleod. Known for her interest in the depiction of native peoples, the prairie landscape, and botanical illustrations, Brown trained under Arthur Lismer and members of the Group of Seven at the Ontario College of Art. In 1929 she began teaching at Mount Royal College in Calgary, assuming responsibility for the development of the college’s art program. Brown was an important member of the early professional arts community in Alberta. She taught at the Banff Centre, and the University of Alberta’s extension programme, while pursuing her own work, and caring for ailing parents. "I am not satisfied until the music and poetry I desire are worked into my paintings." – Annora Brown, 1965
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