Samuel Marsden Brookes Fish Art
Here is a wonderful painter for you to know about. Samuel Marsden Brookes. I hope to carry on this tradition of fine sporting art. Enjoy. Visit my website to view my contemporary fish art. www.fishingartworks.com
Samuel Marsden Brookes was born in Middlesex, England in 1816 and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1833 and settled in Chicago. Brookes was a self-taught artist. Moving to San Francisco around 1862, Brookes was a founding member of the Bohemian Club and the San Francisco Art Association. He shared a studio with Edwin Deakin. Brookes enjoyed tremendous success in his lifetime as an artist and teacher. He achieved national fame for his meticulous still-lifes which were very popular among the wealthiest San Franciscans. Samuel Marsden Brookes died in San Francisco in 1892.