VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: VIVIAN E. BROWNEadmin2021-11-03T09:06:18-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Vivian E. Browne
April 26, 1929 – July 23, 1993
“Black art is political. If it’s not political, it’s not black art.”
Vivian Browne joined the Rutgers faculty at Newark in 1970 as an instructor in the art and design department. She headed the department from 1975 to 1978, becoming a full professor in 1985. Founding member of SoHo 20, a Broome Street gallery, one of the first women’s art cooperatives in Manhattan in 1973. Active in the Women’s Caucus for Art and the National Conference of Black Artists.