Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beryl Cook

Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008)
Noah's Ark
signed 'B. Cook' (lower right)
Oil on board
96 x 93 cm. (38 x 36 1/2 in.)
The Portal Gallery, London

Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008)
The Christening
signed 'B.Cook' (lower right)
oil on panel
46 x 38 cm. (18 x 15 in.)
Private Collection

Born in 1926 at Epsom in Surrey, Eleanor Beryl Cook had no formal training and did not take up painting until middle age.

She is best known for comical paintings of people.Her paintings are full of fun.

She was influenced by the work of the English artist Stanley Spencer

Sadly she died this year aged 81 years.

The official websites are here; and here.