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Brookes, Samuel Marsden (1816 - 1892), painter

Paul J. Karlstrom

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online September 1999 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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American painter of English birth. He immigrated with his family to the USA in 1833, settling in Chicago, where in 1841 he received his only art training from two itinerant painters. Essentially self-taught, he spent two years (1845–6) in London copying Old Master paintings; forgoing an anticipated sojourn in Rome, he returned to the USA, at his wife’s request, to launch his career in Chicago and Minneapolis. In 1862 he settled permanently in San Francisco,

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Subjects: Art

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