Art Gallery

Main Library 


55 W. Third Avenue, San Mateo, 94402

Art Gallery, 1st Floor

Paintings, Tom Brooks
March 3, 2020 - April 30, 2020 

Tom Brooks began his formal art education in Florence, Italy, studying with Dottore Umberto Brandigi and continued by earning a B.A., M.A. and M.F.A., with an emphasis on landscape.  Tom believes “My art offers the opportunity to enrich, expand, and experience – to come to Self.  I look, listen and react to what is going on in the painting and what I am feeling – letting go, seeking, clarifying, discovering.  I began by learning how to draw and paint realistically from Nature – the landscape, the figure and still life – my grounding."

Tom Brooks Painting
Display Case, 2nd Floor
Ephemera, Sam Francis
February 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020

The San Mateo Public Library presents a collection of ephemera from renowned local abstract expressionist artist Sam Francis (1923-1994).  The display features rare posters, postcards, show invitations, and exhibition catalogs which were donated to the library by The Sam Francis Foundation.  In addition, a colorful Sam Francis monotype/woodcut, Untitled 1986, is exhibited in the Mezzanine of the Main Library. 
Sam Francis Painting