Robert J. Chandler. San Francisco Lithographer: African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown.
Norman, OK, 2014. Cloth.
A study of the work of Grafton Tyler Brown—whose heritage was likely one-eighth African American—who finessed his way through San Francisco society by passing for white. Working in an environment hostile to African American achievement, Brown became a successful commercial artist and businessman in the years after the Civil War, he is best known for his bird’s-eye cityscapes.