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Moe Brooker

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Nationality  American
Name  Moe Brooker
Known for  Textile, Painting

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Born  January 1, 1940 (age 75) (1940-01-01) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Spouse(s)  Cheryl McClenney-Brooker
Awards  James Van Der Zee lifetime achievement award

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Moe Brooker (born 1940) is American artist. Working in painting and fabrics, Brooker employs bright colors such as "saturated pinks, mellow yellows and lime greens (that) are feasts for the eyes," as well as stripes and checked patterns. He is nationally known and has received a number of awards and honors, including the James Van Der Zee lifetime achievement award.


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Brooker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Tyler School of Art, graduating with a B.F.A. in 1970 and an M.F.A. in 1972. He has been on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Parsons School of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Moore College of Art and Design.

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Brooker works on canvas and paper, using acrylics as a base coat and mixing oils, oil stick and encaustic. He has been influenced by both graffiti art and music, and has moved from semi-figurative art to abstract art. He credits abstractionist Wassily Kandinsky's book Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1912) as an influence on his work. One of the reasons why Brooker moved to abstraction was that he wanted to paint the joyous and spiritual aspects of African-American life, but could not find figurative symbols for doing so.

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"If you are given a gift, using that gift in its fullest sense is true worship."

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His work is displayed at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Montgomery Museum of Art, the Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is represented by The Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia and the June Kelly Gallery in New York City. He is a member of Recherche, an African-American artists group whose works are known for "active engagement with life and a zestful manipulation of color and pattern."

Awards and honors

Moe Brooker has received a number of awards and honors. These include:

  • 2011, Honored by The African American Museum in Philadelphia at 35th Anniversary Celebration
  • 2010, Artist of the Year Award, Governor's Awards for the Arts, Governor Edward G. Rendell of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • 2010, Artists Equity Award
  • 2009, Medal of Achievement, The Philadelphia Art Alliance
  • 2003, James Van Der Zee Lifetime Achievement Award, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1985, Cleveland Arts Prize for Visual Arts, Cleveland, Ohio
  • References

    Moe Brooker Wikipedia