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MILDRED LUCILE CROOKS 

each painting comes with his specific art appraisal and art authentication certificate ( see sample 1  sample 2)
each painting by Mildred Crooks comes with the seal of IFAA Van Weyenbergh Fine Arts label of warranty of quality

Mildred Lucille Crooks 1

oil on masonite 18" x 30",original frame
Circa 1939-1940
$ 7,000.00

Mildred Lucille Crooks 2

oil on masonite  38" by 29", not framed
Circa 1939-1940
$ 6,000.00


WHY INVEST IN THESE MILDRED CROOKS PAINTINGS

1- an American painter painting this type of abstract art inbefore WWII is extremely rare and talented
2- there are only a few Abstract works on the market
3- she was in all the important salons in Paris before WWII
4- exhibitions in the most prestigious galleries in NY, Brasil etc see
5- this quality and type of painting is extremely rare in the auctions

BIOGRAPHY

Mildred Lucile Adams Crooks, born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 12, 1899. Graduated the Oak Park High School, and, after a few years in the commercial art field in Chicago, moved to New York City. In addition to commercial work she has established an enviable reputation as a painter, has studied in Paris for several years, -having her own atelier there and at Cannes, on the French Riviera, she has repeatedly exhibited in New York and Paris. In 1933 she was given a Hors de Concours for one of her works exhibited in the Salon des Tuileries. On January 10, 1932, the New York Times printed the following:“Mildred Crooks, a young American artist who has lived and worked for some time in Paris, is having an exhibition at the Morton Galleries until January 18. She is primarily a painter’s painter, who sets herself difficult problems. A still-life built up of crude reds and greens, for instance, is worked out with really fine results. Her “Apples” is probably the most satisfactory piece in the show.Miss Crooks is at her best when she does not try to be modern. The quiet ‘Graveyard in Paris’ with its fringe of brilliant trees, the solidly drawn ‘Head of a Little Boy’, the really careful wrought ‘Interior’ are more successful, one feels, more sincere than the not too convincing forays into surrealist territory. K.G.S.”At the time of the New York Worlds Fair, in 1939, she executed the large murals scene in the Brazilian Pavilion, as well as the dioramas in the Ecuadorian Pavilion.She was married to Pinckey Daves, of New York City, an architectual engineer who was at one time U.S. Government representative in connection with constructing the American Embassy, Paris, and who, later, had charge of conditioning the American embassies in Moscow and Prague. They have no children and reside in New York City in 1939.signed -Harold CrooksMildred was a confidant of Aaron Copeland.Exhibitions:GRD Studio, New York, New York, (1929) part of group showSalon des Echanges, Paris, France (l'exposition artistique la plus originale de l'anne, Dec. 19, 1931 - Jan. 10, 1932)Morton Gallery, New York, New York (Jan. 4th - 18th, 1932)Painter's and Sculptor's Gallery, New York, New York, March, (1932)Salon des Tuileries, Paris, France (1933, received a hors de concours for one of her works)New York Worlds Fair (1939 - murals in Brazilian pavilion, Ecuadorian pavilion).Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. (July 7 - August 20 1941)Pachita Crespi Gallery of Creative Art, New York, New York (October 15th -29th, 1953)Ruth White Galleries, New York, New York (March 5th - 30th, 1957)Willard Gallery, New York, New York, (May 1957)Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York (Dec. 1957)Haggin Galleries, Stockton, California (1959)Ruth White Galleries, New York, New York (April 26th - May 14th, 1960, abstract landscapes)Other known shows (without confirmed dates):Salon d'Automne, Paris, FranceBrooklyn MuseumArts Club, Washington D.C.Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2005 Davenport Ray Davenport's Art Reference
2001 Swinth Kristen Paintings Professionals: Women Artists 1870-1930
1999 Falk Peter Who was Who in American Art 1564-1975
1989 Falk Peter Annual exhibition record 1914-1968 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts