Articles and Reviews

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Aukeman, Anastasia. “It’s a Rat Trip, Baby: Remembering the Rat Bastard Protective Association.” Elephant 29: The Art Culture Magazine, 1 December 2016. 

Koll, Juri. “How Artists Survive: They Become Rat Bastards.”The Huffington Post, 12 November 2016. [link]

Wagley, Catherine. “5 Free Art Shows to See in LA This Week.”LA Weekly, 2 November 2016. [link]

Seed, John. “The Early Life of Bruce Conner and His Rat Bastard Bohemia.” Hyperallergic, 27 October 2016. [link]

Boas, Natasha. “Critic’s Pick: Badass Joan Brown: Smoking and Swimming in San Francisco.” The Huffington Post, 25 May 2016. [link]

Davis, Ben. “The Puzzle at the Heart of the Stunning New SFMOMA.” artnet news, 29 April 2016. [link]

Russeth, Andrew, “With its New Building, SFMOMA Cements a Place on the World Stage.” ARTNEWS, 28 April 2016. [link]

Pagel, David. “Critic’s Choice: Joan Brown paintings at CB1-G gallery turn ordinary people into poignant stories of intrigue.” Los Angeles Times, 19 March 2016. [link]

Seed, John. “In Los Angeles: Paul Schimmel and Women Artists in the Spotlight.” Huff Post, 11 March 2016. [link]

Stromberg, Matt. “ArtRx LA.” Hyperallergic, 8 March 2016. [link]

Nicole Rudick, “An Endless Succession of Roles: Joan Brown’s Self Portraits.” Hyperallergic, 31 October 2015. [link]

Jordan Frand, “What’s In A Face: Group Show In LA Gets Up Close And Personal.” ARTREPORT, 14 August 2015. [link]

David Pagel, “‘About Face’ a disparate collection, with each work enhanced by those around it.” Los Angeles Times, 7 August 2015. [link]

Peter Schjeldahl, “Go Figure: A Chelsea gallery surveys the weird in the wilds beyond New York.” The New Yorker, 3 August 2015. [link]

Christian Viveros-Fauné, “Freaks and Geeks Dominate Matthew Marks Survey of Alternative Artists Since the 1960s.” ArtNet News, 31 July 2015. [link]

Deborah Solomon, “If You’re An Artist, It Pays to be in New York City.” WNYC, 10 July 2015. [link]

Peter Plagens, “From Semicartoonish to Simple Yet Subtle: Works by Joan Brown and Annette Lemieux, plus ‘Life of Cats’ at Japan Society.” The Wall Street Journal, 10 April 2015. [link]

Jonathan Griffin, “Joan Brown, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco.” Frieze Magazine, April 2015. 

Hodara, Susan. “At Vassar College, Canvases So Big They Are Seldom Seen.” New York Times,13 November 2014. [link]

Stuebner, Anton. “Joan Brown at Gallery Paule Anglim.” Art Practical, 18 November 2014. [link]

Held, John. “Joan Brown.” SFAQ, 6 November 2014. [link]

Stamberg, Susan. “As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined ‘Face Value.'” NPR, 29 May 2014. [link]

Fellah, Nadiah. “Joan Brown: Artist Out of Water.” New American Paintings, 29 August 2013. [link]

Johnson, Ken. “‘Group Shoe’ Ella Kruglyanskaya: ‘Woman! Painting! Woman!’” New York Times, 13 July 2012. [link]

Morris, Barbara. “Joan Brown, San Jose Museum of Art.” Artillery 6, no. 4 (April/May 2012). [link]

Wood, Sura. “The Unsinkable Joan Brown.” The Bay Area Reporter, 1 December 2011. [link]

Fellah, Nadiah. “Joan Brown at the San Jose Museum of Art.” New American Paintings, 31 October 2011. [link]

Marks, Ben. “Joan Brown Reveals All, and Nothing, at San Jose Museum of Art” in “Art Reviews.” KQED [Northern California], 23 October 2011. [link]

Keats, Jonathan. “The Retrospective She Deserves.” San Francisco Magazine, 19 October 2011. [link]

Seed, John. “Joan Brown (1938-1990): Unexpected Joy.” Huffington Post, 18 October 2011. [link]

O’Neill-Butler, Lauren. “Joan Brown, George Adams Gallery” in “Reviews.” Artforum (October 2011). [pdf]

Smith, Roberta. “‘Circle of Friends’: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures by Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roy DeForest, Peter Saul, and William T. Wiley.’ New York Times, 19 August 2011. [link]

Dietsch, Deborah K. “Go Figure; The Human Body Gets a Workout at the Phillips Collection.” Washington Post, 21 June 2009. [link]

Stockinger, Jacob. “California Art Is As Diverse As State.” The Capital Times [Madison, WI], 1 August 2007.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “From California, With Color.” New York Times, 17 June 2007. [link]

Cotter, Holland. “A Return Trip to a Faraway Place Called Underground.” New York Times, 26 January 2007. [link]

Goodrich, John. “Willem De Kooning: Paintings 1975-1978; Joan Brown: The Affair” in “Arts & Letters.” New York Sun, 18 May 2006. [pdf]

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Ties That Bind: Tracing the Story of Realism and Abstraction.” New York Times, 22 January 2006. [link]

Naves, Mario. “Missed Calling?” New York Observer, 27 September 2004. [pdf]

Lawrence, Sidney. “California Quirks: In ‘True Artist,’ Few False Notes.” Washington Post, 30 May 2004. [link]

Shaw-Eagle, Joanna. “Luminously Figurative; Rare Glimpse at Quirky West Coast Movement.” Washington Times, 8 May 2004.

Baker, Kenneth. “Laugh Lines: San Jose Museum of Art’s ‘Lighter Side’ Features Artists Breaking with New York Orthodoxy.” San Francisco Chronicle, 4 September 2000. [link]

Duncan, Michael. “The Self and Its Symbols.” Art in America 5 (May 2000).

Hamlin, Jesse. “Connecting Art With People / Friends, colleagues remember Bay Area original Joan Brown.” San Francisco Chronicle, 24 September 1998. [link]

Johnson, Ken. “Joan Brown at George Adams Gallery” in “Art in Review.” New York Times, 7 August 1998. [pdf]

Wasserman, Abby. “Into the Light: The Transformation of Joan Brown.” The Museum of California Magazine [Oakland, CA] (1998). [pdf]

Jaonou, Alice. “Adventures in the Skin Trade.” World Art 3 (1996).

Bonetti, David. “Exhibitions Focus on Artists’ Visions of ‘70s.” Review. San Francisco Examiner, “Gallery Watch,” 16 September 1994.

Raynor, Vivien. “Back East, a California-Born Master of Deadpan.” Review. New York Times, 6 June 1993. [link]

McNally, Owen. “Fancy & Free.” Review. Hartford Courant [Conn.], 18 April 1993.

Tanner, Marcia. “Bischoff-Brown Retrospective.” Review. San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, Datebook, 18 October 1992.

Ketcham, Diana. “Bischoff and Brown.” Review. Oakland Tribune, Sunday Magazine, 11 October 1992.

Kimura, Lynne. “Bischoff and Brown Painting Retrospective.” West Art 31 (25 September 1992).

Adams, Brooks. “Alternative Lives.” Art in America 80 (January 1992).

Karlstrom, Paul J. “West Coast.” Archives of American Art Journal 32 (1992).

Liebmann, Lisa. “Joan Brown” in “New York.” Review. Artforum 30 (November 1991).

Bass, Ruth. “Joan Brown” in “New York.” Review. Art News 90 (November 1991).

 Schwartz, Sanford. “Between Bonnard and Dick Tracy.” Review. New York Times, “Arts and Leisure,” 6 October 1991.

Swift, Harriet. “Oakland Show Dedicated to Artist.” Oakland Tribune, 17 January, 1991.

Swift, Harriet. “Making ‘Her Story.’” Review. Oakland Tribune, 17 January 1991.

Polt, Renata. “Joan Brown: A Life in Art.” The Monthly 21, no. 4 (January 1991). [pdf]

“Obituary.” Art in America 78 (December 1990).

Allen, Jane Addams. “Back to the Figure.” Review. Washington Post, 15 December 1990.

“Art World: Obituaries.” Art in America 78 (December 1990).

Swift, Harriet. “Memorial for Artist Joan Brown.” Oakland Tribune, 4 November 1990.

O’Sullivan, Chris. “UC Tribute to Artist Joan Brown.” San Francisco Examiner, 2 November 1990.

Morris, Gay. “Report from San Francisco: Figures by the Bay.” Review. Art in America 78 (November 1990).

Schwartz, Stephen. “Guru Followers Killed with Joan Brown.” San Francisco Chronicle, 30 October 1990. [pdf]

Miller, T. Christian. “Berkeley Art Professor Killed in Accident in India.” Daily Californian [Berkeley], 30 October 1990.

“Joan Brown: California Artist” in “Deaths.” Washington Post, 30 October 1990.

Glueck, Grace. “Joan Brown, Artist and Professor, 52; Inspired by Ancients.” New York Times, 30 October 1990. [link]

Dalkey, Victoria. “Area Artists Mourn Passing of Joan Brown.” Sacramento Bee, 29 October 1990.

Lewis, Gregory, and Bill Boldenweck. “Artist Joan Brown Dies in Accident at Museum in India.” San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, 28 October 1990.

Gathright, Alan and Dorothy Burkhart. “Artist Turned Her Back on Early Success to Dig Deeper.” San Jose Mercury News, 26 October 1990.

Smith, Roberta. “The Figurative Style from West’s Revolution.” Review. New York Times, 29 August, 1990.

Kahn, Judith. “At Home with Joan Brown.” At Home: Bay Area Living (Summer 1990).

Gomez, Edward M. “The San Francisco Rebellion.” Review. Time 135 (5 February 1990).

Burkhart, Dorothy. “Father Figurists.” Review. San Jose Mercury News, 17 December 1989.

Knight, Christopher. “Figurative ‘50s Works Whose Time Has Come.” Review. Los Angeles Times, 15 December 1989. [link]

Huneven, Michelle. “The Art Artists Collect.” California 13 (December 1988).

Litt, Steven. “Eight Painters United by Their Individuality.” Review. The News and Observer/ The Raleigh Times [North Carolina], Weekend, 29 July 1988.

Miller, Terin. “Familiar Symbols.” Arlington Citizen-Journal [Texas], 31 January 1988.

Van Proyen, Mark. “Nuances of the Particular.” Review. Artweek 18 (7 November 1987).

Polt, Renata. “Tall Tiles.” San Francisco Examiner, Image, 2 August 1987.

Gardner, Colin. “The Art Galleries: La Cienaga Area.” Review. Los Angeles Times, 19 September 1986.

Dubin, Zan. “An Artist’s Vision of Peace.” Review. Los Angeles Times, 16 September 1986.

McDonald, Robert. “Golden Age Pieces Are Worth A Peek.” Review. Los Angeles Times, 6 May 1986.

McManus, Michael. “In the Years of the Tiger.” Review. Artweek 17 (3 May 1986).

Lugo, Mark-Elliot. “Shortcomings Subvert the Deeper Nature of Brown’s Art.” Review. San Diego Tribune, 1 May 1986.

Pincus, Robert L. “Joan Brown Exhibit at SDSU Shows Her in a Fallow Period.” Review. San Diego Union, 24 April 1986.

Hale, David. “Painting on a Large Scale: Arts Center Hosts Works by S.F. Artist, Other Treasures.” Review. Fresno Bee, 24 November 1985.

Chadwick, Whitney. “Narrative Imagism and the Figurative Tradition in Northern California Painting.” Art Journal 45, no. 4 (Winter 1985): 309-314. [pdf]

Cleigh, Zenia. “Horton Plaza Gets Its First Sculpture.” San Diego Tribune, 6 August 1985.

Shere, Charles. “Oakland Museum Show Strains to Cover Rich Bay Area Art Scene Since 1945.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 21 June 1985.

Burkhart, Dorothy. “The Journeys of an Artist.” Review. San Jose Mercury News, 31 May 1985.

Moorman, Margaret. “Joan Brown, William T. Wiley” in “New York Reviews.” Review. Art News 84 (April 1985).

Maréchal-Workman, Andreée. “An Interview with Joan Brown.” Expo-see Magazine (March-April 1985). [pdf]

Pincus, Robert L. “Art Projects for Horton Plaza Complex Are Shown.” San Diego Union, 23 March 1985.

French, Christopher. “Allegory, Imagery and Impact.” Review. Artweek 16 (16 March 1985).

Lagorio, Irene. “Good Examples of Eclecticism Viewed in Two New Exhibitions in Monterey.” Review. Sunday Peninsula Herald [Monterey, CA], 3 February 1985.

Glueck, Grace. “Art: How Studios Look to the Painters Who Work in Them.” Review. New York Times, 29 June 1984. [link]

Russell, John. “Early Work by Jack Beal and Joan Brown” in “Art: Ferdinand Khnopff of Belgian Symbolists.” Review. New York Times, 16 March 1984. [link]

Boettger, Suzaan. “Joan Brown, Mills College Art Gallery” in “San Francisco.” Review. Artforum 22 (December 1983).

Shere, Charles. “Beat Artists’ Work Among Exceptional Talents Exhibited.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 19 October 1983.

Albright, Thomas. “Joan Brown’s Artistic Pilgrimage.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 13 October 1983.

Levy, Mark. “Making the Spirit Visible.” Review. Artweek 14 (1 October 1983).

Fleming, Lee. “Washington D.C.: The Corcoran Biennial/ Second Western States Exhibition.” Review. Art News 82 (May 1983).

“Joan Brown” in “California Journal.” Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter [New York] (Spring 1983).

Larson, Kay. “Joan Brown.” Review. New York Magazine (25 October 1982).

Robins, Corinne. “Ten Months of Rush-Hour Figuration.” Arts Magazine 57 (September 1982).

Boettger, Suzaan. “Art History Doesn’t Quite Repeat Itself.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 1982.

Stevens, Mark. “Art’s Wild Young Turks.” Newsweek 99 (7 June 1982).

Tucker, Marcia. “An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting: Sex, Death, Violence, and the Apocalypse.” Artforum 20 (Summer 1982).

Russell, John. “Finding Pleasure in Early Work.” Review. New York Times, 9 May 1982.

Menzies, Neal. “Joan Brown: Still Enigmatic and Dazzling.” Artweek 13 (6 March 1982).

Menzies, Neal. “Joan Brown, Elena Mary Siff.” Review. L.A. Weekly, 12-18 February 1982.

Wilson, William. “Galleries.” Review. Los Angeles Times, 5 February 1982.

Coker, Gylbert. “Joan Brown: Indian Paintings and Constructions” in “New York Reviews.” Review. Art News 81 (February 1982).

Cohen, Ronny H. “Joan Brown” in “New York.” Review. Artforum 20 (February 1982).

Albright, Thomas. “San Francisco: Different and Indifferent Drummers.” Art News 81 (January 1982).

Levin. “Joan Brown” in “Art.” Review. Village Voice, 14-20 October 1981.

Kramer, Hilton. “Joan Brown” in “Art: Pousette-Dart’s Abstract Expressionism.” Review. New York Times, 9 October 1981.

Steenberg-Majewski, Claudia. “Joan Brown.” (Interview) Artbeat (April 1981). [pdf]

Shere, Charles. “A Pair of Painters with New S.F. Shows.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 17 February 1980.

Shere, Charles. “Four Exhibits by Women Artists.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 1 April 1980.

Russell, John. “Art: Continuity and Change at Frumkin’s.” Review. New York Times, 27 June 1980.

Albright, Thomas. “Bay Area Art: Time of Change.” Horizon 23 (July 1980).

Zimmer, William. “The Changes They Are-A-Timin.’” Review. Soho News, 30 July 1980.

“Joan Brown: Trip to India.” Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter [New York] (Fall 1980).

Albright, Thomas. “A Surprising Collection of Milton Avery.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 16 February 1980

Fisher, Hal. “Joan Brown, Hansen-Fuller-Goldeen Gallery and University Art Museum; Jack Fulton, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Raymond Saunders, Stephen Wirtz Gallery” in “San Francisco.” Review. Artforum 18 (December 1979).

Lawson, Thomas. “Painting in New York: An Illustrated Guide.” Flash Art 92-93 (October-November 1979).

Brown, Joan. “Letters from Artists.” Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter [New York] (Fall 1979).

Donahue, Michael. “The Art Scene: Humor, Individuality Mark Works.” Review. Memphis Press-Scimitar, Life and Leisure, 11 October 1979.

“Swimmers.” Swim Swim 1, no. 4 (September-October 1979).

Albright, Thomas. “Spoofs of Pop Ceramics and Flea-Market Stereotypes.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 20 September 1979.

Albright, Thomas. “20-Year ‘Survey’ of Works by Oliveira.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 18 September 1979.

Brown, Christopher. “Joan Brown’s Figural Translations.” Review. Artweek 10 (11 August 1979).

Perrone, Jeff. “Ed Moses, Sidney Janis Gallery; Alan Cote, Betty Cunningham Gallery; Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Miller Gallery; Hollis Sigler, Gladstone/ Villani Gallery; Joan Brown, Allan Frumkin Gallery; Adolf Gottlieb, Andre Emmerich Gallery” in “New York.” Review. Artforum 17 (Summer 1979).

Stevens, Mark. “The Dizzy Decade.” Newsweek 93 (26 March 1979).

Lewis, Maggie. “Rock and Roll Rat.” Christian Science Monitor, 22 February 1979.

Moss, Stacey. “Sensibility and Whimsy at Brown, Sariano Exhibits.” Review. Palo Alto Times, 12 January 1979.

Albright, Thomas. “San Francisco: The Force of Universals.” Review. Art News 77 (Summer 1978).

Perlberg, Deborah. “‘Bad Painting,’ The New Museum; Stephanie Brody Lederman, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts; Hugh Kepets, Fischbach Gallery.” Review. Artforum 16 (April 1978).

Dunham, Judith. “Brown, Schulz, Alpert—New Work.” Review. Artweek 9 (25 March 1978).

Shere, Charles. “Another Change of Direction for Joan Brown.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 19 March 1978.

Albright, Thomas. “Vapid, Corny ‘Egyptiania.’” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 17 March 1978.

McColm, Del. “Dazzling Water-Lilies Dominate Art Show.” Review. The Davis Enterprise [Calif.], 20 October 1977.

Brown, Christopher. “Joan Brown’s Drawings, Ashland Printmakers.” Review. Artweek 8 (15 October 1977).

Frueh, Joanna. “In the Time Warp with Joan Brown.” Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter [New York] (Fall 1977).

Paul, April. “Drawing and Print Show Pleases Crowd.” Review. California Aggie [Davis, Calif.], 29 September 1977.

Schwartz, Sanford. “Joan Brown, Long-Distance Painter.” Art in America 65 (March-April 1977).

Cardozo, Judith. “Joan Brown, Frumkin Gallery; Neil Welliver, Fischbach Gallery” in “New York.” Review. Artforum 15 (February 1977).

Ellenzweig, Allen. “Joan Brown.” Review. Arts Magazine 51 (February 1977).

Burnside, Madeleine. “Joan Brown” in “New York Reviews.” Review. Art News 76 (February 1977).

Albright, Thomas. “San Francisco: Wayne Thiebaud: Outdistancing Pop.” Review. Art News 76 (February 1977).

Shere, Charles. “The Deceptive Simplicity of a Fast-Rising Painter.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 19 December 1976.

Dunham, Judith L. “Joan Brown Looks at Herself.” Artweek 7 (18 December 1976).

Warnecke, Grace. “Why Joan Brown Swims the Bay.” San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, California Living, 5 December 1976.

Kramer, Hilton. “Art: The Modern’s New Masterworks.” Review. New York Times, 3 December 1976.

Karlins, N.F. “Golden Treasure in These Shows.” Review. East Side Express [New York], 2 December 1976.

Frankenstein, Alfred. “Innocence and Seduction in an Art Gallery.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 26 November 1976.

“Joan Brown: Painting and Swimming/Swimming and Painting.” Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter [New York] (Fall 1976).

Kramer, Hilton. “An Occasion for Satire.” Review. New York Times, 2 July 1976.

Wilson, William. “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries.” Review. Los Angeles Times, 18 June 1976.

Morrison, C.L. “Jim Nutt, Phyllis Kind Gallery; Joan Brown, Allan Frumkin Gallery; Bruce Conner, Museum of Contemporary Art” in “Chicago.” Review. Artforum 14 (January 1976).

Shere, Charles. “Institute Marks Another Centennial.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 26 October 1975.

Schulze, Franz. “Who’s Who in Chicago Art: It’s According to Doyle.” Review. Chicago Daily News, Panorama, 11-12 October 1975.

Ellenzweig, Allen. “Group Show.” Review. Arts Magazine 50 (October 1975).

Albright, Thomas. “Spacious Claustrophobia” in “San Francisco.” Review. Art News 74 (October 1975).

Dunham, Judith L. “Joan Brown’s New Paintings.” Review. Artweek 6 (6 September 1975).

Fuller, Mary. “Interview with Joan Brown.” Currant Art Magazine (August-September 1975).

Frankenstein, Alfred. “The Art World: The Show of the Week.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 7 August 1975.

Albright, Thomas. “Myth Makers.” The Art Gallery 18 (February 1975).

Frank, Peter. “Joan Brown” in “Reviews.” Review. Art News 73 (December 1974).

Ellenzweig, Allen. “Joan Brown” in “Reviews.” Review. Arts Magazine 49 (December 1974).

Derfner, Phyllis. “New York Letter.” Review. Art International 18 (15 December 1974).“Looking at People.” Aquatic World 2, no. 6 (November 1974).

Kramer, Hilton. “Poetic Light Emerges in Leonid’s Paintings.” Review. New York Times, 5 October 1974.

Yee, Diane. “Life in Water Colors.” Aquatic World 2, no. 4 (July 1974).

Butterfield, Jan. “Joan Brown at the University Art Museum” in “San Francisco.” Review. Art in America 62 (May-June 1974).

Tarshis, Jerome. “Huckleberry Duchamp” in “San Francisco.” Review. Art News 73 (May 1974).

Markell, Jon. “From Bottom to Top, Magnificence to Insipidity at the UAM.” Review. Daily Californian Arts Magazine [Berkeley], 19 April 1974.

Dunham, Judith L. “Expressionist on the Heights.” Pacific Sun [San Francisco], 18-24 April 1974.

Dunham, Judith L. “Joan Brown Retrospective.” Review. Artweek 5 (30 March 1974).

Tager, Ruth. “Luck, Talent Brought West Coast Artist Fame.” Review. The Courier [Champagne, Ill.], 24 March 1974.

Albright, Thomas. “Direct and Oblique Paintings.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 20 March 1974.

Shere, Charles. “Retrospection in Art as It Should Be.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 17 March 1974.

Frankenstein, Alfred. “Joan Brown’s World—Power, Humor, Insight.” Review. San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, This World, 10 March 1974.

Plagens, Peter. “‘A Period of Exploration: San Francisco, 1945-1950,’ The Oakland Museum; Joan Brown: San Francisco Art Institute; Terry Fox: University Art Museum, Berkeley” in “Reviews.” Review. Artforum 12 (December 1973).

Dunham, Judith L. “The Nude—Seen by Four Artists.” Review. Artweek 4 (13 October 1973).

Albright, Thomas. “Four Ways of Seeing a Model.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 26 September 1973.

Dunham, Judith L. “Joan Brown’s ‘Dancer Series.’” Review. Artweek 4 (22 September 1973).

Azara, Nancy. “Artists in Their Own Image.” Ms. 1, no. 7 (January 1973).

Albright, Thomas. “Bay Area Myth Makers.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 11 September 1973.

Albright, Thomas. “Contrasts and Continuity.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 7 October 1971.

McCann, Cecile N. “Joan Brown’s Neo-Naives.” Review. Artweek 2 (10 July 1971).

Albright, Thomas. “Four Major S.F. Artists.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 24 June 1971.

Albright, Thomas. “Tripping the Light Fantasies at Art Gallery.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 1970.

Johnson, Charles. “Conceptual Art at Crocker, ‘Strangled Stability’ at SSC.” Review. Sacramento Bee, 5 April 1970.

Cross, Miriam Dungan. “Photographs, Art at Mills.” Review. Oakland Tribune, 8 December 1968.

French, Palmer D. “The San Francisco Art Institute’s Annual Invitational Drawing Show” in “San Francisco.” Review. Artforum 6 (April 1968).

Albright, Thomas. “Strong Contracts at the Hansen.” Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 13 October 1967.

Monte, James. “Making It with Funk.” Review. Artforum 5 (Summer 1967).

 Willard, Charlotte. “Eyes to I.” Art in America 54 (March-April 1966). 

Marmer, Nancy. “Los Angeles Letter.” Review. Art International 9 (February 1965).

Marmer, Nancy. “Manuel Neri, Joan Brown, David Stuart Galleries” in “Los Angeles.” Review. Artforum 3 (January 1965).

Mills, Paul. “Bay Area Figurative.” Art in America 52 (June 1964).

French, Palmer D. “Mel Henderson, Matt Glavin, Dennis Beal, Joan Brown” in “San Francisco.” Review. Artforum 2 (June 1964).

Coplans, John. “Circle of Styles on the West Coast.” Art in America 52 (June 1964).

Harrison, Jane. “Joan Brown” in “New York Exhibitions: In the Galleries.” Review. Arts Magazine 38 (March 1964).

Beck, James H. “Joan Brown” in “Reviews and Previews.” Review. Art News 63 (March 1964).

Leider, Philip. “Joan Brown: Her Work Illustrates the Progress of a San Francisco Mood.” Artforum 1 (June 1963). 

Wholden, Rosland G. “Gallery Artists” in “Los Angeles.” Review. Artforum 1 (March 1963).

Schoneberg, S.C. “Joan Brown” in “Los Angeles.” Review. Artforum 1 (February 1963).

“Mlle’s Next Word: Speculations.” Mademoiselle (January 1963).

“Magazine Honors SF Artist.” San Francisco Progress, 16 January 1963.

McKinney, Joan. “Success Story of an Artist.” San Francisco Chronicle, 31 December 1962.

Coplans, John. “The Nude” in “San Francisco.” Review. Artforum 1 (November 1962).

Wallace, Dean. “Brazilians and Nudes Invade the Galleries.” San Francisco Chronicle, This World, 2 September 1962.

Lipman, Jean and Cleve Gray. “The Amazing Inventiveness of Women Painters.” Cosmopolitan 151 (October 1961).

Sandler, Irving H. “Joan Brown” in “Reviews and Previews.” Review. Art News 60 (March 1961).

Raynor, Vivien. “Joan Brown” in “In the Galleries.” Review. Arts 35 (March 1961).

Bloomfield, A.J. “An Unrewarding Visit to Galleries.” Review. San Francisco News—Call Bulletin, 24 January 1961.

Petersen, Valerie. “Young Americans Seen and Heard.” Review. Art News 59 (November 1960).

Kramer, Hilton. “Month in Review.” Review. Arts 35 (October 1960).

Willard, Charlotte. “Women of American Art.” Look 24 (27 September 1960).

Raynor, Vivien. “Joan Brown” in “Reviews and Previews.” Review. Art News 34 (April 1960).

Ventura, Anita. “Joan Brown” in “In the Galleries.” Review. Arts 34 (April 1960).

Crehen, Hubert. “Joan Brown” in “Reviews and Previews.” Review. Art News 59 (March 1960). 

Wallace, Dean. “A Look at New Talent in the Local Art Galleries.” Review. San Francisco Sunday Chronicle, This World, 9 November 1958.

Walker, Dorothy. “Painters Shy? These Youngsters Invited Critics to Joint Exhibit.” Review. San Francisco News, 26 January 1957.

Lewis, Shirley. “The Shape of a Lady.” Review. San Francisco Progress, 17 January 1957.