Born: Established: 9 May 1924 Manly, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 16 May 1995
Brownie Downing studied at the Julian Ashton School. After World War II she developed prints and products inspired by Aboriginal motifs. She left Australia in 1958 and published her first children's book, written with her husband, John Mansfield (q.v.), in 1960.
(Source: Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature,1993)