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James Brooks (10/18/1906-1992) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Brooks was a painter, muralist, lithographer. He was a WPA artist. He taught at several institutions, including Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Yale University, the American Academy in Rome, New College, Miami Beach Art Center, Queens College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cooper Union. In addition, he tutored privately with Wallace Harrison. Over the years Brooks took part in a host of solo exhibitions at such considerable venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Washington Gallery of Contemporary Art. He has won many awards, including the Ford Foundation Purchase Award in 1962 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1969. His works are permanently housed in the collections of such venues as the Art Institute of Chicago, New York's Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, as well as abroad in London's Tate Gallery.