JAMES BROOKS

American (1906-1992)

T, 1954
oil on canvas
60 ΒΌ x 60 inches

BIOGRAPHY

1906
Born, St. Louis, MO

1923-25
Studied at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

1926
Moved to New York City

1927-30
Studied at Art Students League with Kimon Nicolaides and Boardman Robinson

1934
First Award, designs for Hempstead, Long Island Post Office Murals (not executed)

1936
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY acquires work Mural, US Post Office, Little Falls, NJ

1937
Mural, Queens Public Library, Federal Arts Project (since demolished)

1938
Married to Mary MacDonald (through 1942)
Mural, Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport, Federal Arts Project (painted over in 1950, restored in 1980)

1942-45
Served in the United States Army in the Middle East as an Art Correspondent, with headquarters in Cairo, and traveled to North Africa, Palestine and Egypt

1947
Married to the artist Charlotte Park

1962
Ford Foundation Purchase Award for Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

1969
Received John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Award

1973
Awarded Membership, American Academy and Institute
Awarded NEA Grant

1985
Awarded Gold Medal, National Arts Club, New York, NY

1992
Died, East Hampton, NY