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Wendell Brooks
Ewing, NJ

Artwork Details
Flying South
20" x 26"

Born in Aliceville, Alabama in 1939, Wendell Brooks has been a Professor of Art at The College of New Jersey since 1971.  Brooks received his MFA in Printmaking and a BS in Art Education from Indiana University. He has received numerous fellowships, scholarship and grants, including a Grant Award from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Art.

In addition, various colleges, museums, and private collections hold Brooks’ work.  His work has been displayed both nationally and internationally, and for five years, he served on several committees of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Wendell Brooks’ work is inspired by explorations in self-discovery, as well as cultural diversity, and is often inspired by African masks and the African culture.

His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Free Within Ourselves - American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of African Art, and the Smithsonian Institution: National Collection of Fine Art in Washington, D.C.  His work is also in many permanent collections including the Library of Congress, and the Macedonian Center of Contemporary Art in Greece.  Brooks has also been featured in the African American Fine Arts Collection, published by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.