Archive for April 27, 2014

Artist of the moment……James D. Brooks


James D. Brooks was an American Abstract Expressionist painter born in St. Louis Missouri in the year 1906. For his artistic and collegiate education Brooks attended many institutions including the Dallas Art Institute, Southern Methodist University, and later the Art Student’s League of New¬†York City.

Brooks used staining instead of painting as a favorite technique.

Here we view a great interview with the artist:

Brooks worked with oils and acrylics.

James D. Brooks worked as a mural painter and his works during this time were of the social realist realm. Brooks had a lengthy and successful career as a commercial artist.

Brooks was also a college professor teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

The artist was married to fellow artist Charlotte Park, a post from the previous day.

James Brooks passed away in 1992.

Price range information: The artist worked as a printmaker and prints start around $1,000. Originals in oils can reach as high as $125,000.