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Robert Brooks

South African 1941- 

Born in Springs in the then Transvaal, Robert Brooks came under the sway of the assertive Brian Bradshaw at Rhodes University in the early 1960s. Taking cues from his teacher, Brooks developed a painterly and spirited style, characterised by meandering and expressive outlines, recognisable locations, compact or off-kilter perspectives, and vivid, oily colour contrasts. His output is typically bold, large in scale, opulent, often kitsch, teeming with drama or incident, and swiped thick with rich colour. A founding member of the influential Grahamstown Group in 1964, Brooks lectured at Rhodes between 1967 and 1972, headed the Department of Photography at the Tech until 1980, and in 1981 finally replaced Bradshaw as head of Fine Arts back at Rhodes. He retired in 1997.

4 lots offered      100.00% sold      ZAR 182 289

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Robert Brooks; Christ the Tiger
11 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Robert Brooks; Towards Iona
10 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 93 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Robert Brooks; Central Port Elizabeth
11 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 36 416
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Robert Brooks; Port Elizabeth City Scape
11 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 22 760
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT