Humphrey Brooke, Former Royal Academy Secretary, Dies
LONDON (AP) _ Humphrey Brooke, secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts from 1952 to 1968, has died at the age of 74.
Brooke, the third secretary of the 220-year-old academy since the post was founded in 1873, died Saturday.
As an Allied official in Italy during World War II, he helped to protect libraries, works of art and monuments. He did similar work in Austria in 1946.
Before he worked for the academy, Brooke was deputy director of London’s Tate Gallery and an official in town and country planning. After his retirement, he became an internationally acknowledged expert on roses.
Brooke is survived by his wife, Nathalie, and a daughter.