The “Remembrance of Past Times” painting presents a paradise. The color complements were very carefully considered to exude
San Francisco born artist Joan Brown, who died in 1990 at the age of 52 in India in a freak museum accident, left a lasting
Jodi Throckmorton, an Associate Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, and the organizer of "This Kind of Bird Flies Backward: Paintings by Joan Brown," says that Brown was a strong, original individual who avoided ideology. Although often seen as a feminist, Brown's life and art fall into a kind of "grey area of feminism" according to Throckmorton.