Brooks was a first generation Abstract Expressionist, friend of
Pollock. One of the first "stain painters," James Brooks made his
first stain painting around 1947-48. As such he was one of the "fathers" of
Brooks is an underated American abstract painter. He lived and worked
in Eastern Long Island. Currently his paintings, while under known,
look uncannily current, especially in the light of the Lyrical Abstraction
generation that started in the late '60s.
is represented by the Joan Washburn Gallery in NYC.