Bern Will Brown

Canadian (1920 - 2014)

Bern Will Brown was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Bern Will Brown's estimated art value is C$1,000 (*)

Bern Will Brown's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$100 - C$5,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an acrylic painting work attributed to Bern Will Brown (1920-2014) was C$2,800 - paid for "The Agloo Hunter" at Maynards in Vancouver on Fri, Apr 30, 2021. has 15 auction art sale records for their acrylic painting results, with prices in the range of C$100 to C$5,000.

Saskatchewan NAC Auction House Biography and Notes

Bern Will Brown was born in 1920, in Rochester, New York in 1920. In 1948 he came to northern Canada as a priest with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. For the next fourteen years he worked in several northern communities, including Fort Norman (Tulita); Fort Franklin (Deline); Goldfields, Saskatchewan; Fort Chipewyan, Alberta; Aklavik; Fort McMurray, Alberta; and Nahanni Butte. In 1962 Brown was sent to Colville Lake, only a short distance north of the Arctic Circle, in the traditional homeland of the Hareskin (North Slavey) Dene. At Colville Lake, Brown designed and built a log church, "Our Lady of the Snows", became fluent in the Hareskin dialect of the northern Dene and immersed himself in the community, sometimes providing medical treatments and dentistry, acting as fire warden and postmaster. In 1971, he left the priesthood and married, remaining in the community of Colville Lake. After leaving the priesthood, Brown increased his focus on art making, eventually becoming quite prolific and publishing five books. Bern Will Brown died in 2014, in Colville Lake, at the age of 94.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top acrylic painting sale records from database.
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