The painter Joan Brown died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Painter associated with the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.
She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied with Elmer Bischoff. She had her first exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York at the age of 22.
Her figurative paintings combined personal symbols with bright colors and cartoon-like drawings.
She was married to sculptor Manuel Neri for four years.
She was a follower of Sathya Baba and undertook many pilgrimages to his ashram in Puttaparthi, India.
How did Joan Brown die?
Brown died along with Bonnie Lynn Mainric, 43, of San Francisco, and Michael Oliver, 25, a Santa Cruz comedian on 26 October 1990 when a concrete turret from the floor above collapsed while they were installing the mosaic obelisk at Sai Baba’s Eternal Heritage Museum in Puttaparthi, India.