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  • President (title)February 1971 to presentLa Jolla, San Diego, California
    Art dealer and consultant
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About Aldis
  • Aldis Browne founded Aldis Browne Fine Art, Inc. in New York in 1972, in California in 1987. He established Art For Public Spaces in California in 1989 and launched in 1999. He has organized exhibitions shown at numerous international museums, among them: The Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Museum, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Sendai Prefectural Museum, in Japan, and several of our Embassies in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State. He has consulted with Esmark, Inc. and Ashland Oil Co. in building their art collections.

    He has organized international museum exhibitions, among them Paul Klee, Salvador Dali (1982 Japanese retrospective), Dutch Art including Vincent Van Gogh, Mondrian and M C Escher, Edvard Munch, Currier and Ives and Cubism. His clients include The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The deYoung Museum in San Francisco, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

    He attended Milton Academy, Yale University (briefly), Lake Forest College (briefly) , Northwestern University (briefly) and the University of Chicago School of Business (also briefly.) He began his career as an art dealer with the Peter Deitsch Gallery in 1964, spent seven years as the gallery director and vice-president of Associated American Artists in New York. He has been a member of the Art Dealers Association of America since 1977, has been admitted by the Court as an expert witness in art cases in New York and Hawaii, and has advised the Resolution Trust Corporation as well as assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the District Attorney of New York and the Los Angeles Police Department on authenticity and art fraud.

    He has long been involved in community affairs. He is currently forming an arts committee for San Diego's University Club. He chaired the first standing arts committee of the Venice Neighborhood Council in 2008/9. He co-founded and acted as executive Director of the Venice Community Trust from 2005 through 2007 and served on the board of the Venice Chamber of Commerce from 2005 to 2009. Before moving from New York to California in 1986 he co-founded the West Hudson Environmental Association in 1974, served as a cultural affairs advisor to the NYC Parks Department and as a board member of National Aid to the Visually Handicapped and the Edward Hopper Foundation.

    He and his wife, artist Maria Munroe, have lived in Venice since 1987. He has two sons and one granddaughter.
Favorite Quotes
  • "Bring on the Angels" (H. L. Mencken's final words survive to this day in Anaheim)