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Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Brett, Catherine  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Spencer, Niles  Search this
Knee, Gina  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Transcriptions
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Etchings
Illustrations
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.3 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1907-1979 (14 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-1975 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings, circa 1921-1975 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1931-1982 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2) Series 5: Printed Material, 1918-1982 (1.4 linear feet; Box 2-3) Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1935-1975 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3, 5) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1935-1975 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-1980 (0.6 linear feet; Box 4)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of painter Alexander Brook measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1900-1982. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs of Brook, his family and friends, and his work.
Citation:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The scrapbook in this collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 2435 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Funding:
Processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Alexander Brook conducted by Paul Cummings, July 7-8, 1977. There is also substantial correspondence from Alexander Brook in the Peggy Bacon papers. The photocopied typescript, "Myself and Others," was microfilmed upon receipt and is available on reel 3928.
Biography Note:
Alexander Brook (1898-1980) was a painter and art instructor who lived and worked in Woodstock, Sag Harbor, and New York City, New York, and Savannah, Georgia.
Language Note:
The collection is in English.
Provenance:
The bulk of the papers were donated in several accretions by his Brook's wife, Gina Knee Brook, from 1981 to 1982. In 1982, she loaned a scrapbook for microfilming, which was later donated to the archives by Brook's son, Sandy Brook, in 1994. In 1985 and 1986, the Whitney Museum and Eloise Spaeth each donated a copy of Brook's typescript "Myself and Others."
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Post-impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6833
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208960
AAA_collcode_brooalex
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208960