Paul Brown (1893-1958)
American author and illustrator, best known for his lovely illustrations of many equine books stories, but he did also write and illustrate some pony stories of his own. This page will be concentrating only on the books he wrote as this website is about authors rather than illustrators.
He was born in 1893 in Minnesota and began sketching from an early age. He was one of America's premier illustrators of books about horses and equine sports. He did not ride or own a horse but he spent innumerable hours studying them and was a big fan of racing, polo and horseshows. As well as the many non-fiction equestrian books he illustrated, there were also lots of children's stories. In the 1930s he began to write his own pony stories illustrated with his own work. These were mainly books for younger readers/picture books.
He also provided illustrations for numerous magazines and worked as a commercial artist for Brooks Brothers.
Because Paul Brown is one of the most sought after illustrators of equine books in America: most of the books he wrote and many that he illustrated are highly collectable and can be pricey.