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New Beryl Cook exhibition

Much loved artist Beryl Cook has a new exhibition in Radlett , Herfordshire this month. There have not been many exhibitions of her work since her untimely death in 2008.The Beryl Cook exhibition, held annually at the McNeil Gallery, in Watling Street, contains much of the artist’s older prints and “very rare editions”.
Famous for her depictions of large women out on the town, Beryl Cook’s work is sold all over the world.
Gallery Owner Beverly McNeil said: “Victoria Wood is to word as Beryl is to image.”
The exhibition runs from January 15-21, opening times are 10.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.

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Chartiers by Beryl Cook

Chartiers by Beryl Cook . Silkscreen Print. The picture shows a busy restaurant with waiters serving the tables. Very rare silkscreen print , in stock now . Please Call 01324 883305 To Order This Artwork. Image Size: 560 mm x 810 mm Paper Size: 1040 mm x 770 mm Edition Size: 300

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Angels by Beryl Cook

Tributes continue to flood in for Beryl Cook. Most of the broadsheets have published obituaries reflecting the great affection for this artist . Cook often started paintings from sketches she made in the Dolphin , her local pub in Plymouth .One of these is the Strippergram. Local Billy explains: “One day a strippergram came in for one of the customers. I don’t remember which one.

“She used to carry these cards around with her and make sketches. That’s what she was doing when Billy saw her with her head down.”

“She came back a few weeks later and showed me her drawing. That one,” adds Billy, as he points to a Beryl Cook print on the wall above the fruit machine.

The painting shows a chubby lady, down to her underwear, stripping for a bemused drinker. In the background, one customer plays the fruit machine, oblivious to the excitement.
“That’s me,” says Rob.

“She used to come in every Friday,” says Rob. Billy, who has held the Dolphin licence for the past 20 years

“She had one helluva laugh. Really deep.”

Among her many paintings Angels is one of her most popular