John Brook

The life and work of an almost-lost-forever fine art photographer.

John's portraits

John photographed many famous and non-famous people.

Portrait of Dave Brubeck

Media: Gelatin silver print
Location: The Currier Museum of Art and The Thom Adams Collection

Portrait of Toshiko Akiyoshi

Media: Gelatin silver print
Location: The Robert W. Rogers Collection
John Brook photographed many classical and jazz musicians. In 1958, he created this portrait of 14 Grammy nominee Toshiko Akiyoshi.

John Brook's portrait of Boston artists

John's portrait of Boston Artists

From the December 1947 issue of ARTnews. Boston Expressionists include: Karl Zerbe, Carl Pickhardt, Reed Champion, Kahlil Gibran, John Northey, Esther Geller, Thomas Fransioli, Ture Bengtz, Giglio Dante, Maud Morgan, and Lawrence Kupferman.
Location: Ten Artists and Karl Zerbe, from the exhibit, Thirty Massachusetts Painters in 1947, Institute of Modern Art, Boston

Hold me cover photo, 1977

Media: Gelatin silver print

More photos by John

John worked in a variety of styles and media during his lifetime.


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