Percy Brooke (fl. 1894 -1916)
Percy Brooke was a landscape painter who exhibited between 1898 -1906 at the Royal Academy. He lived at Staithes, Yorkshire and Preston and Blackburn in Lancashire and early works include Tumulus, 1898 and The Stream,
Brooke also painted Evening Glow (1910) depicting a country track at sunset. However, A Country Track in the Moonlight is an atmospheric painting representing a break away from the artist’s usual style and subject matter of sheep grazing, water mills and country scenes and suggests an influence of the impressionists and neo-impressionist art movements of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries whose paintings will have been exhibited at this time.
He was a student at QEGS in Blackburn before he went to London to study art.
He returned to Blackburn to set up his studio in Kensington Chambers on the
Preston New Road. He died prematurely, aged 48 in Silverdale.
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