Brett Tyler Brown was born in Chicago, IL in 1997. At the young and impressionable age of three, Brett became fascinated with tall buildings and gained inspiration from Downtown Chicago Architecture. Brett then began to draw tall buildings, and without any formal training, his drawing technique was nearly perfect for someone so young. His mom was so impressed that she enrolled him into as many art programs that she could get him for his age, to keep his skills up. But everywhere she took him, he showed no interest. She tried again at the age of six, at the Art Institute of Chicago. It was almost as if he fell into a depression. He stated to his mom “I don’t want to go back. I want to create my own art; I won’t feel like it is mine if someone tells me how to draw it.”
Brett’s thirst for art grew into architecture, animation and writing. At the age of seven, Brett would check out a book in the School Library at Catherine Cook where he attended grammar school, called Skyscrapers by Author Philip Johnson. The book was too heavy to carry for someone his age, but he didn’t care. His fascination was so strong with that the weight of the book felt like a couple of sheets of paper. Brett’s fascination with art grew; he started drawing houses, then characters. At age 10, he tried another technique in Microsoft paint in which he started creating his own characters. He also wrote and illustrated his own book called “St. Valentine’s Day Nerd”.
Brett has an immense fascination with Artists and Architects such as Paul Revere Williams, Edgar Allen Poe, William H. Johnson, Vincent Van Gogh, Norma Merrick Sklarek, Andy Warhol, Pierre Aguste Renoir, Claude Monet Frank Lloyd Wright, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and Mies van der rohe. Each Artist and Architect with their creations has had a strong impact on Brett’s wanting to be independent creatively. Each artist stands out alone, there are all individuals. Brett has always wanted to create work that was his vision.