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Brooks, Romaine

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00027125
Brooks, Romaine

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American, 20th century, female.

Active in France and in Italy.

Born 1874, in the USA; died 1970.

Painter. Figures, portraits.

Romaine Brooks was a wealthy heiress feted by the Parisian society of the time. At the end of her life, she became a recluse. Brooks was mainly a portrait artist, her subjects drawn from the cosmopolitan intelligentsia of old Europe. She also painted dream-inspired pictures that are between Symbolism and Surrealism in style....

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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