Beryl Cooke


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Beryl Cook, OBE, 1926 – 2008 was a British artist best known for her original and instantly recognisable paintings. Often comical, her works pictured people whom she encountered in everyday life, including people enjoying themselves in pubs, girls shopping or out on a hen night, drag queen shows or a family picnicking by the seaside or abroad. She had no formal training and did not take up painting until her thirties. She was a shy and private person, and in her art often depicted the flamboyant and extrovert characters she would have liked to have been.

 In NPG Photography Collection.

Photographed in her studio at home in Plymouth.

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