"His ship, carrying 200 U.S. soldiers landed at Normandy beach June 6, 1944. After many channel crossings bringing fresh troops to France, Brown was ordered to Ardrossan, Scotland relinquishing his ship to Britain. He was then flown to Coronado, CA and took command of a rocket launching ship, sailing it across the Pacific into the Asian theater of war to the Philippines, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Formosa and Okinawa, Japan. In 1946 he was discharged from the U.S. Navy at Bremerton, WA.
For many years he was manager of the Studio of Interior Design, the furniture and antiques section of Frederick & Nelson. He divorced in mid-life and became a painter and sculptor. He traveled widely, circling the globe ten times, while sleeping in native hostels, eating from street markets, and visiting all countries of the world except five. His memoir "To No Nameless End" was published in 2004. In October 2008, he held an exhibition of three years' work - sculpture, collage, and paintings - the proceeds of which were donated to the Greater Seattle Business Association for youth educational scholarships."
Gordon Brown is the spark that started Visualmyth Fabric.
These photographs were taken by Ron Huden in Gordon Brown's Seattle apartment. All artwork is by Gordon Brown.
We are currently creating a New Collection for 2020 using Gordon Brown's artwork as the inspiration, in close communication with his daughter Shane Brown Bumbalo.