Works in the Collection
Moe Brooker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1940. Brooker studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University (B.F.A.,1970; M.F.A., 1972). He held faculty positions at institutions including the Cleveland Institute of Art; Parsons School of Design (as chairman of the Foundation Department); the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and, since 1995, Moore College of Art and Design, where he is currently professor and chair of the Foundation Department. Brooker has received many prestigious awards. He was honored by The African American Museum in Philadelphia at 35th Anniversary Celebration (2011); the Artist of the Year Award, the Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Governor Edward G. Rendell of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2010); an Artists Equity Award (2010); a Medal of Achievement, The Philadelphia Art Alliance (2009); and the Van Der Zee Lifetime Achievement Award, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA. His work is in such public or corporate collections as the Studio Museum in Harlem; Montgomery Museum of Art; the Musée des Beaux-arts de l’ Ontario; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Xerox Corporation and General Motors.