James Brooks Catalogue
James Brooks
Chronology
1933
First prize and three honorable mentions, lithography, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas.
 
1934
First Award, designs for Hempstead, Long Island Post Office Murals (not executed).
 
Lithograph Early Morning, one of twenty works purchased by New York City for presentation to the city schools from the First Municipal Art Exhibition, New York, New York.
 
1936
Mural, US Post Office, Little Falls, New Jersey.
 
Lithograph Copper Mine, Butte, purchased by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York. First work to enter a major museum.
 
1937
Mural, Queens Public Library, Federal Arts Project (since demolished).
 
1938
Mural, Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport, Federal Arts Project (painted over 1950, restored, 1980).
 
1946-1948
Teaching: Columbia University, New York.
 
1948-1955
Teaching: Pratt Institute, New York.
 
1952
Fifth Prize, Pittsburgh International, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
1955
Summer Residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire.
 
1955-1960
Visiting Critic, Advanced Painting. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
 
1957
First Painting Prize and Logan Medal, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
 
1961
Norman Wait Harris Silver Medal, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
 
1962
Ford Foundation Purchase Award for Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
 
1963
Artist in Residence, American Academy in Rome, Italy.
 
1965-1967
Visiting Critic at the New College, Sarasota, Florida.
 
1966
Teaching: Miami Art Center, Miami, Florida.
 
1966-1969
Professorship at the Queens College, Queens, New York.
 
1969
Guggenheim Fellowship.
 
1971-1972
Visiting Critic at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
 
1973
Awarded Membership, American Academy and Institute.
Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
 
1975
Teaching: Cooper Union, New York; Andrew Carnegie Visiting Professor in Art.
 
1976
Poster Commission, Mobil Corporation.
 
1980
Commission for Mobil Corporation Headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia.
 
1985
Gold Medal, National Arts Club, New York.
 
1986
Spaeth Award.
 
1988
Appointed to Art World's Gallery of Honor.
 
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