Richard Norris Brooke - A Photographic Exhibition: Warrenton Virginia's Celebrated Artist

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Walt H. Sirene, Jan 7, 2019 - Art - 76 pages

Richard Norris Brooke became a celebrated American artist.  In 1909 the great fire in Warrenton Virginia destroyed his summer studio containing 225 paintings and drawings, many of them assembled for an upcoming exhibition.  This chronological photographic exhibit of more than three dozen selected surviving artworks is a tribute to his memory and achievements.

The collection includes styles of Realism, Impressionism and Cubism.   You will see in detail his best-known images capturing the life of African Americans following emancipation.  Scattered throughout this compilation are his portraits and landscapes.  He particularly enjoyed painting landscapes near Warrenton.

After viewing this exhibit, you can find surprising added information in free Google Books – download them as a PDF or simply view the eBooks in a browser.

He made a RECORD of WORK by date including a sketch and description.  View it at:

https://books.google.com/books/about?id=M3BuDwAAQBAJ

An ILLUSTRATED STORY containing details about his artwork and life –  See:

https://books.google.com/books/about?id=DXRQDwAAQBAJ

 

 

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