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Madonna and Child, part of five-panel Life of Christ Altarpiece at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, 1994-1995, 108 x 48 in.

The Life of Christ Altarpiece consists of a central triptych of three works: Baptism, Descent From the Cross, and Resurrection of Christ with two side panels: Madonna and Child and Descent into Hell.

Frederick J. Brown dedicated the altarpiece to the artist Max Beckmann.

The Museum of Contemporary Religious art acquisition was made possible in the 1990a by UMB Banks and the Crosby Kemper Foundations.


Icons: Ideals of Black Masculinity

An exhibition from the collection of CCH Pounder, Xavier University Art Gallery, New Orleans

Including Mama and Papa Yancey, 2006, 36 x 48 in.

November 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019

This is the third exhibition from the CCH Pounder Collection at Xavier University of Louisiana in less than two years.


120 Wooster Street a Stunning Success

Presented October 20th in cooperation with the Bronx African American History Project and celebrating the life and career of Frederick J. Brown.

Prints and posters by Frederick J. Brown are still available for sale, with a portion of proceeds contributed to Fordham’s Bronx African-American History Project.

Read more about it in the Fordham News story here, and check out the Fordham video of the event posted on YouTube.

From the FJBT Archives

The Frederick J. Brown Trust is saddened to learn of the passing of two dear friends, Kendall Chen and James Jordan.


Jean-Claude Samuel, Kendall Chen, Frederick J. Brown and Felipe Luciano hanging Everyone Must Know and Genesis-Dedicated to Noah Goldowsky in the background, 1978.

Kendall Chen donated Genesis-Dedicated to Noah Goldowsky to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1979.

Honoring Kendall Chen, friend and collector. Read more about his life in the New York Times.


Portrait of James Jordan, from Frederick J. Brown sketchbook, 1976, collaborative drawing signed FJ Brown and Grégoire Müller. Read more about James Jordan in the New York Times.


Private Collection Spotlight

Highlighting rarely seen paintings

John Lee Hooker, 2003

From the collection of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller


Healing Spirits: Frederick J. Brown

Kirk Isenhour, Executive Director of the Truman Medical Center Foundation, Megan Bowman-Brown and Curator Faith Hensley at the Truman Medical Center’s Healing Arts October event.

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