|Samuel Marsden Brookes was born in Middlesex, England, in 1816, and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1833. Settling in Chicago, S.M. Brookes was a self-taught artist. Moving to San Francisco around 1862, Brookes was a founding member of the Bohemian Club and the San Francisco Art Association. Sharing a studio with Edwin Deakin, Brookes enjoyed tremendous success in his lifetime, both as an artist and teacher. He achieved national fame for his meticulous still-lifes, which were very popular among the wealthiest San Franciscans. Samuel Marsden Brookes died in San Francisco in 1892.
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