Benjamin Chambers Brown was a well-known California Impressionist landscape artist. His most notable mediums were oil, lithography and etching. By 1905 he had become famous for his paintings of poppies. From 1909 to 1910, Brown had a studio in Mill Valley, California, and he frequently held exhibitions in northern California and areas around San Francisco. He co-founded the Print Makers of Los Angeles with his brother Howell Chambers Brown in 1914, which later became the Los Angeles Society of Printmakers. His notable works include his impressionist landscapes of Sierra peaks and field poppies.