BERYL COOK (1926-2008)
The Criterion, 1987

The Criterion, 1987
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BERYL COOK (1926-2008)
The Criterion, 1987

1987 BC United Kingdom
Signed/InscribedSigned lower left Height24.30 inch
61.72 cm
Width19.00 inch
48.26 cm
This work was bought and exhibited at the Portal Gallery in 1988 where her paintings were displayed for more than 30 years and where, in 2006, a comprehensive exhibition to celebrate her 80th birthday was held.

Reminiscent of Stanley Spencer, Cook’s figures recall his bulky, fleshy, hyper realist figures. By linking herself to Spencer she establishes herself within the art historical cannon. Stanley Spencer was an English painter and one of the most original figures in 20th-century British art. He is best known for pictures in which he set biblical events in his own village and for his highly stylised figures.


Portal Gallery, Bond Street, London, 1988


Private Collection, United States;
Private Collection, United Kingdom


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