Dan Brown(American, b. 1949)
Brown began studying art as a teenager at Syracuse University and Everson Museum of Art and became a professional illustrator after graduating The Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. His success as an illustrator led to his works being collected by Rolling Stone magazine and the Army War College. Using Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth as inspiration, Brown developed his fine art skills in both oils and watercolors. His specialty has been in the field of realistic trompe l’oeil painting.