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Cora Smalley Brooks 1885 - 1930, Philadelphia artist Antique Still Life Painting

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Antique Early 20th Century Still life Artist: Cora Smalley Brooks 1885-1930 Know for Still life, Portraits, Landscapes. One of the founding members of the Philadelphia Ten. Brooks attended the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Cora Smalley Brooks specialized in flower still lives. She studied with Henry B. Snell and Elliott Daingerfield. She shared a studio / apartment with Lucile Howard, Eleanor Abrams, and Constance Cochrane in Philadelphia at 524 Walnut St. In January of 1931 the Philadelphia 10 held a memorial exhibition at the Plastic Club where it is said that an amazing 64 out of 88 paintings sold. Brooks won prizes from the Plastic Club (1920); National Association of Women Artists ( or sometimes known as the National Academy of Women Painters and Sculptors) (1922). She was a member of the National Arts Club; National Association of Women Artists; Plastic Club; Art Alliance of Philadelphia; American Federation of Arts and Director of the Delaware County Art Association. Brooks had a solo exhibition at the Art Club of Washington, D.C. (1929) cc: The Philadelphia 10, A Womens Artist Group, 1917 - 1945 by Talbott & Sidney Oil on Canvas This Still life Features a large glass wine bottle with a peacock feather fan below, a group of flowers stand tall to the right, rising from a low bowl with a small vessel behind. Dimensions: painting: 30" x 25" Overall: 35 1/2" x 30 1/2" Condition: This painting is in fine age related condition with some damage to frame. It has been relined and some restoration was done. Please see all photos for a complete description. Loc F
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