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beryl cook - original screenprints and lithographs


 


Beryl Cook

The appeal of Beryl Cook’s paintings is their directness, exuberance and the instant laughter they create. Her characters are always enjoying themselves to the full. Beryl is the least pretentious of painters and an artist in the same tradition as Breughel, though perhaps via Donald McGill! She was described by Victoria Wood as ‘Rubens with jokes’.

Beryl Cook’s work is particularly interesting when viewed in the context of the tradition of British social realist painting and she could easily be described as a contemporary Hogarth or Gilray, although she has a more sympathetic view of the human race. She is like those painters above all a social observer. She records human frailties and the absurdities of human behaviour with her own unique vision.

Beryl Cook was born on September 10 1926 in Egham, Surrey. She died on May 28 2008.



Beryl Cook, Roulette Beryl Cook, Escargots pour trois Beryl Cook, Tango Busking
Beryl Cook
Roulette
Screenprint
image : 500mm x 500mm
Beryl Cook
Escargots pour trois
Screenprint
image : 425mm x 600mm
Beryl Cook
Tango Busking
Screenprint
image : 475mm x 475mm

Beryl Cook, Cruising Beryl Cook, A Full House Beryl Cook, Dustbinmen
Beryl Cook
Cruising
Screenprint
image : 475mm x 475mm
Beryl Cook
A Full House
Lithograph
image : 400mm x 450mm
Beryl Cook
Dustbinmen
Screenprint
image : 475mm x 475mm

Beryl Cook, The Manipulators

Beryl Cook
The Manipulators
Screenprint
image : 425mm x 580mm






Beryl Cook, Bus Stop

Beryl Cook
Bus Stop
Lithograph
image : 390mm x 510mm





Beryl Cook, Strip Poker

Beryl Cook
Strip Poker
Lithograph
image : 550mm x 325mm








Beryl Cook, Dirty Dancing

Beryl Cook
Dirty Dancing
Lithograph
image : 500mm x 275mm





























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