About

Photo by John Burgess

Photo by John Burgess

Brooks Anderson was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1957. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University in Northridge, studying with established artists of the Los Angeles art scene: including Saul Bernstein, Watson Cross, Walter Gabrielson, Marvin Hardin, Joyce Treiman, Hans Burkhardt, and Ernest Velardi. He studied in Maine with William Holst, a student of Hans Hofmann. His work is found in numerous collections, including the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, and is included in the seminal book, Spirit of Place: Contemporary American Realism in the Landscape Tradition. In 1996-97 Brooks lived in the south of France, completing fifty paintings of the region. Currently living in northern California, he devotes himself full time to producing evocative landscape and seascape paintings.

MUSEUM COLLECTION

The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

PUBLIC COLLECTION

  • AT&T, NY
  • Citibank, NY
  • E.F. Hutton and Co, Inc, NY
  • Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Art Collection of Massachusetts Financial Services, Boston, MA
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Co, Inc, NY
  • Seavest Collection, NY

NATIONAL TOUR EXHIBITION

The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa. OK  “Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition”

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • David Findlay, Jr. Fine Art, NY
  • Schmidt-Bingham Gallery, NY

WORKS IN PRINT

Arthur, John. “Spirit of Place: Contemporary Landscape Painting and the American Tradition

PREVIOUS GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • David Findlay, Jr., Fine Art, NY
  • Gilcrease Mueum of Art, Tulsa, OK "American Art in Miniature"
  • Eideljorg Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN "New Art of the West 4"
  • Sherry French Gallery, NY
  • Runnings Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Orlando Museum of Art at Loch Haven, FL "Contemporary Romantic Landscape Painting"
  • William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • New York Academy of Art, NY
  • Schmidt-Bingham Gallery, NY
  • Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Neuberger Museum of Art, NY "The Seavest Collection of Contemporary Realism"