Kathan Brown (born 1935) is an American printmaker, writer, lecturer, and entrepreneur. Brown founded Crown Point Press, a fine art print shop specializing in etching, in 1962 and has owned and directed it since then. Crown Point Press is widely credited with sparking the revival of etching as a viable art medium. Some of the most important artists of our time, including John Cage, Chuck Close, Anish Kapoor, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith and Pat Steir, have worked there. Brown was born in New York City and grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. She received a BA from Antioch College in Ohio and an MFA and an Honorary Doctorate from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland. In addition, she holds an Honorary Doctorate from the San Francisco Art Institute.