Young Girl BY ALEXANDER BROOK
The Career of this distinguished artist has been brilliant in a variety of
ways. First, he is a fine painter and lithographer. Second, he is a former
Guggenheim fellow. Third, he is a thinker of real distinction, whose view, on
all phases of art are alway, interesting and deeply individual. Finally, he is
married to Peggy Bacon.
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Brook is a forty-one year old, a New Yorker by birth.
He has received several important awards, and is widely represented in mu
seums throughout the country.
He has taught at the Art Students’ League,
and some years ago organized a school of painting at Croes River, New York,where he has a summer home.
Young Girl is simple and gracious in its appeal, artistically notable for fine
draftsmanhip and economy of means. This succinctness is characteristic of
There is nothing overdone in his work, nothing funny, no striving after
effect. Young Girl is a memorable study, fresh and modern in its appeal, but
with its roots deep in the living soil of a great tradition.