Water Francis Brown was born in Providence, RI. He was a painter and illustrator. He graduated from Brown University in 1873 and studied in Paris. He was a member of the Providence Art Club. His work can be found at the Hay Library in Providence, RI. He was an illustrator for A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain and Roger Williams by Charles Miller.
Scenes of Venice, his adopted home, were his specialty. He died in Venice in 1929.
Mary Brown Lawrence, great niece of Walter Francis Brown
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