Samuel Joseph Brown
After moving to Philadelphia in 1917, Samuel J. Brown studied at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts) and earned his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught art in the Philadelphia school system for more than thirty years. He was the head of the Tra Club, an informal art association for African Americans in Philadelphia, and a member of the Pyramid Club. He also shared a studio with fellow artist Dox Thrash. The Brandywine Workshop and Archives and others created a scholarship in Brown’s name at the University of the Arts to honor his accomplishments and many years of teaching.