Brown, Norman, a self-taught African American Artist, was born in 1949 and grew up in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Brown began seriously painting in 1977 in preparation for a one-man show to be held in the summer of 1978. With a Master’s degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, he is currently retired from teaching students with multiple disabilities for the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education for 25 years. He attributes the inspiration and ideas for his art to his background in modern dance, nature, primitive designs and color, and some splash of paint or hint of images from other artists’ (adults and children) works. His works encompass fantasies, still life, collages, drywall carvings and dance phrases. His works are part of many private and corporate collections in Pittsburgh and around the country. He is currently represented by Michael Hertrich Art and Frame Gallery at 2008 E. Carson Street.