Artist: Helen Paxton (Nell) Brown

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Retired to Kirkcudbright. Exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy 1930 from Francwynel, Kirkcudbright a portrait of Miss Jessie M King and the Market of St Jean de Luz.


Glasgow School of Art

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy; RSW; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; L


Jessie M King


Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006

There is a section on the artist in Liz Arthur’s Glasgow Girls – Artists and Designers 1890-1930



Helen Paxton Brown produced embroidery designs, painted portraits and café interiors. She taught at Glasgow School of Art 1911-1917 and was treasurer of Glasgow Society of Lady Artists, 1911-1919.  In later years she concentrated on needlework for which she won the Lauder Award, in 1923.


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 1898, watercolour, ink and black chalk on paper portrait of Jessie M King. Stewartry Museum also has a portrait by her of Jessie M King.