James Brooks, Gestural Abstraction

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James Brooks was an American painter known for his gestural abstractions and calligraphic forms.  Born on October 18, 1906, he moved to New York in 1926, where he studied under Boardman Robinson at the Art Students League. In the beginning of his career, Brooks worked as a commercial artist, doing lettering, later worked as a muralist for the alongside notable painters, Jackson Pollock and Phillip Guston.  Brooks’s work evolved through an interest in the unconscious as well as experiments with Accidentalism and collage.  In the later half of the 20th century, he adopted some Surrealist principles which led to the advent of Abstract Expressionism.  Brooks died on March 9, 1992 in East Hampton, NY. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, and the National Gallery of Art, among others.  He received honors and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1969) and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (1973).


One of a kind.

Origin: New York, United States

Manufacturing: Printed by Drum Lithographers, 
Published by Collectors Graphics, Inc. (American, c. 1960-)

Material: Lithograph, Signed, Framed

Condition: Good. Wear and inconsistencies are unique to the original item.

Dimensions: Art size: 40” by 26”. Framed size: 41” by 26.5”.

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