The First is Only Once: Evidence of Things Not Seen Lithograph by Moe Brooker
Moe Brooker was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Tyler School of Art, graduating in the early 1970s. He has been on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Parsons School of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Moore College of Art and Design. Brooker works on canvas and paper, using acrylics as a base coat and mixing oils, oil stick and encaustic. He has been influenced by graffiti art and music. He has moved from semi-figurative art to abstract art. One of the reasons Brooker moved to abstraction was that he wanted to paint the joyous and spiritual aspects of African-American life.
He is a member of Recherche, an African-American artists group. His work is displayed at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Montgomery Museum of Art, the Musee des Beaux-Arts de l ’Ontario, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His awards include being honored by The African American Museum in Philadelphia in 2011; 2010 Artist of the Year Award Governor’s Award for the Arts, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; 2009 Medal of Achievement, The Philadelphia Art Alliance; 2003 James Van Der Zee Lifetime Achievement Award, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia.
- The First is Only Once: Evidence of Things Not Seen
- Moe Brooker, American (1940 - 2022)
- Lithograph, 1993, signed, titled and dated in pencil, limited numbered edition of 125
- Commissioned by The Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Lithograph
- Measures 30” x 22” inches