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This is an auction for PRIVATE VIEW by Beryl Cook.

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"Beryl Cook, OBE (1926–2008) was an English artist best known for her original and instantly recognisable paintings of people enjoying themselves in pubs, girls shopping or out on a hen night, drag shows or a family picnicking by the seaside or abroad - tangoing in Buenos Aires or gambling in Las Vegas. She had no formal training and did not take up painting until middle age. Cook was a shy and private person, often depicting the flamboyant and extrovert characters she would like to be. She had an almost photographic memory. Cook started painting when living in Southern Rhodesia with her husband and young son, and continued to paint on returning to England during the 1960s, but only began to sell her work in the mid 1970s. She found new material for her work while travelling. Early local scenes expanded those depicting Buenos Aires, New York, Cuba, Paris and Barcelona. Cook admired the work of the English visionary artist Stanley Spencer, his influence evident in her compositions and bold bulky figures, as well as several of her pictures depicting a similarly religious aspect; e.g. Noah, The Virgin and Jonah & The Whale. Beryl Cook's work can be seen in context with the British tradition of social realist painters and could be described as a 20th century Hogarth or Gilray, although she had a more sympathetic view of the human race. She was, like them, above all a social observer..."

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Large format Penguin hardback 1981.

64 pages.

Beautifully illustrated throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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