For four decades in the second half of the nineteenth century, Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915) was the most prolific professional landscape artist in Portland, Maine. Drawing his subject matter prinicipally from local marine and pastoral scenes, Brown also traveled to Mount Desert, Grand Manan, the White Mountains, and Europe in search of inspiration for his highly accomplished oil paintings. Since their rediscovery in the 1960s, Brown's pictures have been sought by both collectors and museums. Harrison Brown left no journals and few letters to document his career. However, his long friendship with Edward H. Elwell, the editor of the weekly Portland Transcript, resulted in the newspaper frequently reporting Brown's activities over a forty year period. Elwell's articles, presented here for the first time, form a richly detailed chronicle of the life, work, and travels of one of Maine's major nineteenth century landscape painters. Compiled by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. 2005 paperback, 103 pages.