Art professor wins national award

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Nyame O. Brown, assistant professor of art, art history and design at the University of Notre Dame, has received a 2003 Painters and Sculptors Grant Award from The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc.p. Brown is among just 10 artists nationwide to be selected for this year’s award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize. He was nominated by a panel of anonymous nominators from the art community who were chosen by the Mitchell Foundation.p. The grant competition included a review by the panel of selected works by the nominated artists. For Brown, the panel reviewed “John Henry Choosing Between Sacred and Profane Love,” a 54-by-40-inch piece of charcoal and pastels.p. Brown, who teaches painting and drawing, received his master of fine arts degree from Yale University.p. The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc. was established in 1993 in honor of the late abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell to assist the needs of contemporary artists.

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