LEO
BROOKS

Am. 1909 - 1993 

A photographer whose works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Leo Brooks became a well-known Maine watercolorist late in his life. He began painting watercolors and developed his distinctive style on Monhegan Island in his 60's.  This style is typified in Fishermen- Monhegan and Lighthouse, both of which are shown on the right.  His playful experimentation is illustrated in Sparkling Foam, the detail of which is at the top of this page where he painted the foam of the waves with his fingers!  His obituary in the New York Times provides an appropriate snapshot, "Man of strong conviction and good humor, lover of life, artist par excellence, warm and generous friend to many." 

 

For a more detailed biographical essay, take a look at the excellent article by Edgar Allen Beem in the August 2009 edition of Down East magazine.

Museum links:

For images of some of Leo Brook's paintings and photographs in museum collections, click on the link below.

Farnsworth Art Museum - a number of paintings and photographs

Fishermen - Monhegan

Fishermen - Monhegan

28 x 21 in. watercolor signed "Leo Brooks" l.r. Provenance a No. Carolina collector $7,000

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

21 x 28 in. watercolor signed "Leo Brooks" l.r. Provenance a Connecticut collector SOLD

Leo Brooks Untitled

Leo Brooks Untitled

(Rowing Along the Coast) 22 x 30 in. watercolor signed "Leo Brooks" l.r. Provenance a Maine collector Price on request

Sparkling Foam

Sparkling Foam

21 x 28 in. watercolor signed "Leo Brooks" l.r. Provenance a No. Carolina collector $3,000

On the Rocks

On the Rocks

22.5 x 30 in. watercolor unframed Provenance the artist to a friend by gift to a Maine artist $2,600

Perfect Setting

Perfect Setting

22 x 29.5 in. watercolor signed "Leo Brooks" l.r. unframed Provenance Greenhut Galleries to a Portland, ME collector the collector's estate $2,500

Leo Brooks Untitled

Leo Brooks Untitled

11.5 x 15.5 in. watercolor signed "Leo Brooks" l.r. Provenance a midcoast Maine collector SOLD

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