S. Ross Browne

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The Reconciliation
The Reconciliation
S. Ross Browne studied Communication Art and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and Photography at The Corcoran School of the Arts in Washington, DC. He is also an alumnus of The Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Browne is a professional studio artist with over 23 years of experience. With an emphasis on painting, he has exhibited domestically and internationally in over 70 gallery and museum exhibitions and is in multifarious private and public collections including the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He has been the subject of print and video media, including MSNBC, The Huffington Post, The Washingtonian, Ebony, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Free Press, The Washington Post, The International Review of African American Art, Grid Magazine, WTVR/CBS, Harlem Interviews, Urban Views Magazine and the Tom Joyner Foundation.

As an educator, Ross was the Art Specialist for the VCU Health System where he practiced Art Therapy and taught art to his patients, with an emphasis on pediatric hematology and oncology, infectious disease, brain injury and elder care. He was also an art educator for various support groups, including Living Well for pediatric cancer support and the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group.

Browne was an instructor for the Resident Associate Program at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. and has taught art and design for inner city and at risk youth for the Fresh Air Fund of New York City, Weed and Seed, Project Ready and Art 180 of Richmond, Virginia.

His most recent adjudication was for the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: Scholastic Art Awards.

As an illustrator, his work has graced book covers from St. Martin’s Press and Enfiniti Publishing and he has been a featured artist on the Directory of Illustration website and publication.

Ross continues to paint and write out of his studio in Richmond, Virginia. In a review of the exhibition Art Fusion in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Special Correspondent CeCe Bullard wrote, “Browne, always intense and direct, explores the many faces of the American experience in a variety of media, each of which he uses effectively.”

S. Ross Browne is the recipient numerous awards and honors from the Richmond Free Press, Sigma Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Happily Natural Day, National Arts Program, Partners in the Arts and was the Regional Winner of the 2011 Rush Philanthropic/Bombay Sapphire Fine Art Competition.