R. G. Brown Receives “Dedicato a Cortona” Award

RG BrownThis year’s second Dedicato a Cortona was awarded to to R.G. Brown at the Office of International Education Award Ceremony on April 3 for his outstanding long term dedication to the Cortona Program.

The award is presented on behalf of the Cortona Studies Abroad Program, “Dedicato a Cortona” means “Dedicated to Cortona”.  The idea expresses not only a dedication to UGA’s Cortona program but the inseparable aspect of the city and people of Cortona.  RG Brown is a great example of this expression. He first came to the Cortona program as a graduate student in 1975 and in 1998 became Director of the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona. He led the program for eight years and continues to be return to teach.

Brown retired as Professor of Art in sculpture at Lamar Dodd School of Art at the end of 2013. He served as the Chair of the Sculpture for a number of years.  He earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, a MFA in sculpture from UGA, and a BA in in Appalachian Art from University of Hawaii.  Brown approaches art-making with a truly trained and interdisciplinary eye. He has been the recipient of many grants, fellowships and awards and artist residencies. Honors include a Fulbright Scholar Grant, African regional research grant for research in Ghana, West Africa, a solo exhibition at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy and a Willson Center Research Fellowship for 2006-2007 from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia. He won a Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellowship to beam sonar into salt creeks on the coastal islands near Savannah as a creative way to help people see the natural environment from an unexpected point of view.


R.G. pictured with Cortona Director Chris Robinson after receiving the award.


  1. geralin castellano says:

    i have found a painting, very old with a framing stamp from italy. It is signed R.G. It is a porttrait of a woman. How do I confirm this is a painting from R.G. Brown?

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