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Beryl Cook fans unhappy at Tate policy

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Beryl Cook‘s friends and supporters claim that she has been “blackballed” by the modern art establishment and are demanding that one of the Tate’s four galleries finally buys one of her pictures to mark her 80th birthday last week.
In what they claim is a scandalous oversight, they say Beryl Cook , a former bed and breakfast landlady in Plymouth, has become one of Britain’s best-loved artists. The Tate’s continuing refusal to recognise her is a result of snobbery and an unhealthy obsession with conceptualism and minimalism, they claim.
Julian Spalding in the catalogue to a new West End exhibition of Cook’s latest pictures , accuses the Tate and its director, Sir Nicholas Serota, of running a cosy arts cartel that turns up its nose at Cook’s jolly ladies because they are popular and are reproduced on postcards.

The Tate has spent £22,300 on a can of x?!x by Piero Manzoni yet has never bought a painting by Cook. She’s old, she’s ill, give her a break, they say. In pulling her into the same linguistic sphere as a clever 1960s Italian artist they have however done her no favours. Beryl Cook just looks stupid when you compare her with Manzoni. Guardian comment is free article Telegraph article

Beryl Cook is one of Britain’s most talented and amusing artists .Beryl’s pictures feature women of all shapes and sizes enjoying themselves .Beryl Cook left Kendrick School in Reading at the age of 15 . She eventually married her next door neighbour from Reading, John Cook.
Beryl Cook’s husband bought her a child’s painting set for her birthday and it was with this that she produced her first significant work, a half-length portrait of a dark-skinned lady with a vacant expression and large drooping breasts. It was aptly named ‘Hangover’ by Beryl’s husband and still hangs in their house today.In 1964 Beryl Cook and her husband returned to the UK . Beryl ran a boarding house for holidaymakers on the seafront. Her paintings came to the attention of Bernard Samuels at the Plymouth Arts Centre who persuaded her to mount her first exhibition featuring 75 paintings. It was a sell out. The rest, as they say, is history.

Exhibitions at the Whitechapel and Portal Galleries in London followed . Her first book ‘The Works’ was published in 1978. Her paintings were then reproduced as greeting cards and limited edition prints and soon her work was being featured around the world, tickling ribs from Kingston to the Cape, and generating considerable popular acclaim.

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Beryl Cook celebrates 80th birthday

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Beryl Cook has become the grand dame of popular art in Britain as she celebrates her 80th birthday .Beryl’s pictures feature women of all shapes and sizes enjoying themselves . Beryl started painting when her husband John bought her a child’s painting set for her birthday and it was with this that she produced her first significant work, a half-length portrait of a dark-skinned lady with a vacant expression and large drooping breasts. It was aptly named ‘Hangover’ by Beryl’s husband and still hangs in their house today. Beryl ran a boarding house for holidaymakers on the seafront.

Her paintings were then reproduced as greeting cards and limited edition prints and soon her work was being featured around the world, tickling ribs from Kingston to the Cape, and generating considerable popular acclaim.

Like fellow artist Jack Vettriano, Beryl Cook’s success has been mirrored by criticism from the art establishment . Brian Sewell of the London Evening Standard has dismissed her work , claiming she had ” developed a successful formula which a lot of fools are prepared to buy , but which is anti-art in my view . It doesn’t have the intellectual honesty of a pub sign for the Pig and Whistle . It is unworthy of any art gallery Beryl Cook continues to paint and has recently moved from Plymouth to Bristol, to be near her family

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Beryl Cook’s Dance Class

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The Dance Class by Beryl Cook

Beryl Cook is one of Britain’s most talented and amusing artists .Beryl’s pictures feature women of all shapes and sizes enjoying themselves .Beryl Cook left Kendrick School in Reading at the age of 15 . She eventually married her next door neighbour from Reading, John Cook.
Beryl bought their young son a box of watercolours, and when showing him how to use it, she decided that she herself quite enjoyed painting. John subsequently bought her a child’s painting set for her birthday and it was with this that she produced her first significant work, a half-length portrait of a dark-skinned lady with a vacant expression and large drooping breasts. It was aptly named ‘Hangover’ by Beryl’s husband and still hangs in their house today.

In 1964 Beryl Cook and her husband returned to the UK . Beryl ran a boarding house for holidaymakers on the seafront. Her paintings came to the attention of Bernard Samuels at the Plymouth Arts Centre who persuaded her to mount her first exhibition featuring 75 paintings. It was a sell out. The rest, as they say, is history.

Exhibitions at the Whitechapel and Portal Galleries in London followed . Her first book ‘The Works’ was published in 1978. Her paintings were then reproduced as greeting cards and limited edition prints and soon her work was being featured around the world, tickling ribs from Kingston to the Cape, and generating considerable popular acclaim.

This popular acclaim has been accompanied by serious critical appreciation, most notably with the inclusion of her painting in the fifth Peter Moores exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The new Glasgow Museum of Modern Art has also recently purchased some of her original work, ensuring her a place in the annuls of British Art. Beryl Cook continues to paint and has recently moved from Plymouth to Bristol, to be near her family

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Limited Edition Giclee Print Image Size: 20 x 16 inches; 50.8 x 40.6 cms Paper Size: 28 1/4 x 22 7/8 inches; 71.8 x 58 cms Paper: 310 gsm Hahnemuhle mould made paper Published in April 2006 Edition Size: 495 The gicleé printing process achieves the closest possible likeness of the original painting. The use of UV archival inks ensures the highest standards of both stability and longevity. Gicleé prints are noted for their top quality image resolution, exceptional richness and depth of colour. The proofing of this print has been personally overseen by Jack Vettriano to ensure that the final edition is faithful to his original work and vision



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Christine Comyn went to the Saint Luke Academy in Ghent , Belgium . In 1994 she became an instructor at the Academy of Modern Art in Tielt . She has had sell out exhibitions in germany , Switzerland , Italy , venezuela , Columbia , Russia and the United States . In 1997 Comyn received the National prize of the Belgian reference yearbook ” Artists and Galleries” . in 1998 Christine Comyn was invited by the artistic director of the Royal ballet of Flanders to produce a series of paintings inspired by ballet . Christine Comyn was given the rare privilege of unique access to the dancers , studying and sketching the dancers of the Royal ballet during closed door rehearsals .

In 1999 Christine Comyn was commissioned by Exclusief magazine to design and create an award for belgium’s most influential and creative talents in advertsing and creative film making .

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Morag Paskins was born in Bristol and attended art school in Cheshire in the late sixties.

She worked as a free-lance graphic artist and around 1990 she exhibited her first paintings.

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Bill Botten started work as a studio boy in an advertising studio in the City of London, which means that I am entirely self taught. It also accounts for my describing my style as eclectic as, having not had any formal training, it was never suggested (happily) that I found one.

” Eclectic is the only way I can describe my pictures and paintings as I do not ascribe to any particular style of art..

I group my art under various headings , but within those groupings is a large diversity of styles and mediums.




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Christine Comyn went to the Saint Luke Academy in Ghent , Belgium . In 1994 she became an instructor at the Academy of Modern Art in Tielt . She has had sell out exhibitions in germany , Switzerland , Italy , venezuela , Columbia , Russia and the United States . In 1997 Comyn received the National prize of the Belgian reference yearbook ” Artists and Galleries” . in 1998 Christine Comyn was invited by the artistic director of the Royal ballet of Flanders to produce a series of paintings inspired by ballet . Christine Comyn was given the rare privilege of unique access to the dancers , studying and sketching the dancers of the Royal ballet during closed door rehearsals .

In 1999 Christine Comyn was commissioned by Exclusief magazine to design and create an award for belgium’s most influential and creative talents in advertsing and creative film making .

New prints include Nightingale , Reckless , Affected by you , Backstage , Bolero , Elegance and Affection

Bolero
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Bolero (box canvas)

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edition size: 100 between paper and canvas editions

size: 38 x 26 (image size inches)

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£585 (stretched box canvas incl-VAT)

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