Update on Byron Brooks #GloucesterMA artist active in the 1960s

People continue to share photographs of Byron Brooks oil paintings since a request back in 2016. Some images show paintings that were bought directly from the artist at his gallery in East Gloucester. Others were passed down through a family for generations. Still others were discovered at auction or estate sales across the country. One turned up in Arizona.

People google the artist and find their way to Good Morning Gloucester in search of biographical information. As more and more people share snapshots, a fuller picture of the artist and favorite motifs began to emerge. For instance, because of new additions from one collector, it’s clear that Brooks painted favorite scenes beyond Gloucester, “greater Cape Ann”, and in all seasons. Besides photographs, GMG readers have expressed memories of the artist, as well as Gloucester and relevant neighborhoods at the time he was active here. These contributions help us to have a better understanding of what it was like to visit his home studio gallery and learn more about him as a person.

selection snapshots from new contributions:

Byron Brooks, Lobster Boat, Rockport, private collection, courtesy photo
Byron Brooks, Harvey House, West Gloucester, oil on canvas, circa 1960s, private collection, courtesy photo

Here is a link to the Byron Brooks resource- updated as of January 2021.

This is Part 5 from series, Searching for Artist Byron Brooks