Don Brown was born in Norfolk in 1962 and now lives near Bawdsey, where he has his studio. He trained at the Central School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He is a sculptor best known for a series of sculptures of his wife,Yoko.
His work pursues an idea of perfection. In a variety of poses, dressed and undressed,Yoko’s immaculately rendered figure intentionally references the sculpture of classical antiquity and neoclassicism. The sculptures are cast either in brass or white acrylic. He also sculpts fruits and eggs (based on birds’ eggs found in the Suffolk landscape). Brown also makes finely detailed drawings of his subjects. His work is figurative and highly realistic.
He has been the subject of solo exhibitions across Great Britain and Europe, including at Le Consortium, Dijon (2007). Selected group shows include SNAP: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival at Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (2011), Crucible at Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, UK (2010), In the darkest hour there may be a light at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2006) as well as The Naked Portrait, 1900-2007 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (2007). His work is in several important private and public collections including Tate Modern and Museum of Modern Art, New York.