• Rb1

    Half Dome and Mount Rincon with California Houses (1997)

  • Rb2

    Amusement Center

  • Rb3

    Desert Crater (1971)

  • Rb4

    Mountain Sites 1973

  • Rb7

    Presidential Portrait (1986)

  • Snowbelt1984

    Snow Belt (1984)

  • Killercrab

    Killer Crab (1986)

Roger Brown

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Symmetrical hills, identical houses with the odd bedroom light on here and there, no clutter, no litter, no dirt: this is the sort of utopian landscape you can expect to find in a Roger Brown painting. As one of the key members of the post-war Chicago imagists, Brown is currently exhibiting pieces at London’s Thomas Dane Gallery (showing until November 26) among works by his contemporaries. Urging us to question how we perceive the earth around us, as tourists or as inhabitants, Brown’s dusky pieces speak of a time and place we are strangely familiar with, yet have never experienced.


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.