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Beryl Cook – national treasure or ordinary?

Granny and her pet mouse, beryl Cook
Granny and her pet mouse, Beryl Cook
Beryl Cook has been criticised , yet again , by the Guardian for her paintings.
“Beryl Cook: a homely, round name for a woman we imagine is also round and jolly and homely. Her art depresses me. I thought I would be able to summon some sort of enthusiasm for its Englishness, its playfulness, its sauciness. But I can’t.”

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