She married Bill Gordon in 1963. Described as a 'bohemian' and 'the last Grande Dame of Australian Art,' she deserted Bill in 1967 and fled with a lover to Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Mitty died on 3 June 2012 in Trinco, Sri Lanka.
LEE-BROWN Juanita (Mitty) Obituary 1922-2012 Death Artist's most exciting work was the life she lived Sydney Morning Herald 04OCT2012
The engagement is announced of Miss Juanita (Mitty) Lee-Brown, only child of the late Dr. R. K. Lee-Brown. and of Mrs. G. U. Allan, of Palm Beach, to Lieutenant-de-vaisseau Francois Paul Fourlinnie, second son of M. and Madame Paul Fourlinnie of Paris.(*Apparently she did not marry him)
DR. and MRS. PETER VASQUEZ RUSSO, who were married quietly yesterday. Mrs, Russo was formerly Miss Juanita (Mitty) Lee-Brown, daughter of the late Dr. R. K. Lee-Brown and of the late Mrs. G. U. Allan. Dr. Russo is the son of the late Mr. George Russo and of Mrs. Russo, of Ballarat, Victoria. As a Melbourne University scholarship winner, Dr. Russo went to Japan where he became Professor of European Languages in the University of Tokyo. His bride this year was runner-up in the New South Wales Art Travelling Scholarship.
...Lee-Brown married and divorced Dr Peter Russo, then lived from the late 1940s until the early 1960s in Paris, Rome and Ischia. In the 1950s she married the Italian poet Nelo Risi and they lived in a grand apartment on the Isola Tiberina - the island in the Tiber - in Rome."..."In 1963, Lee-Brown accepted a proposal from a grazier, William Gordon, and went to live on a property called Bobingah, near Cooma."
Death 3 June 2012
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