Thursday, 29 May 2008

Beryl Cook 1926-2008

As many of you have no doubt heard Beryl Cook has died at the age of 81.,,2282549,00.html Like many people I have grown up with her work. It would be given as calenders at Christmas or as greetings cards. My gran would see her pictures and exclaim "Oh that's cheeky" but said with a smile and a glint in her eye. Her work often set in pubs and clubs always portrayed people having fun, she once said that she couldn't paint "unhappy things" She portrayed her subjects, mainly The British with affection, something that today's more cynical artists seldom do. Her unique and cheery view of the world will be missed. To see more of her work:

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