Alexander Brook

Alexander Brook (July 14, 1898 – February 26, 1980) was an American artist, teacher, and art critic, known for his paintings. He was alert from 1910 until 1966.

Brook was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 14, 1898, to a Russian family. At the age of twelve he was bed-ridden like polio. It was during this get older that he conventional his first lessons in painting. In 1914 he entered the Art Students League of New York, where he studied for four years bearing in mind Kenneth Hayes Miller, John Christen Johansen, Frank DuMond, George Bridgman, and Dimitri Romanovski. There he met the painter Peggy Bacon, whom he married in 1920. Brook moreover studied at the Pratt Institute.

During his twenties, Brooks painted nevertheless lifes and posed figures following vigor and sensuality. He far ahead began to emulate the style of Jules Pascin. From 1924 to 1927 he was the partner in crime director of the Whitney Studio Club. He afterward worked as a reviewer for The Arts magazine. His realist painting was exhibited widely and he won merged awards. Children's Lunch won the Frank G Logan prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1929 and Georgia Jungle won the Carnegie Prize at the Carnegie International art exhibition in 1939. He also expected the Temple gold medal at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1931 and a gold medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937. Unfortunately for Brook, the realist style fell out of favor late in the 1940s.

Brook taught at the Art Students League of New York from 1933 until 1936 and anew from 1942 until 1943.

About 1940, he was divorced from Peggy Bacon. After a second marriage to Libby Bergere and spells bustling in Savannah, Georgia, in 1945 he married his third wife, the painter Gina Knee. In 1948 they moved to Sag Harbor upon eastern Long Island, where he retired from painting on 1965.

His con can be found at a variety of museum collections, such as the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Albright-Knox Gallery.

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