Born in Bedfordshire, Amy Browning entered the Royal College in 1899 to study painting and gained a diploma in teaching art. She later taught at Beckenham School of Art, one of her students was Mary Potter.
She became friends with Sylvia Pankhurst assisting her in the mounting of the Women’s Exhibition of 1909 which promoted Votes for Women and feminist issues of the time. During the First World War she worked alongside Pankhurst to raise money and provide work for women in the East End of London.
She exhibited nationally and internationally and was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and the Society of Women Artists.
Her work is held in several collections including Luton Museum and Art Gallery; Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery; Colchester and Ipswich Museums; Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow; and the Royal Academy collection, London.
Dunham, J. (1995), Amy K. Browning (1881-1978): An Impressionist in the Women’s Movement, Boudicca Books, Suffolk.