Description & Technical information

Beryl Cook recorded human frailties and the absurdities of human behaviour with her own unique vision. Beryl’s personality though was in great contrast to her paintings. She was a shy and private person, often depicting the flamboyant and extrovert characters she would love to have been. She preferred to observe a crowd of people, her acute eye missing nothing. She recorded in minute detail scenes of everyday life and had an almost photographic memory.


Period:  20th century
Origin:  United Kingdom
Medium: Oil on board
Signature: Signed 'B.Cook' (lower right)

Dimensions: 50.04 x 42.93 cm (19³/₄ x 16⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: 

Aquired directy from the artist by the previous collection
Private Collection, United Kingdom 

Literature: 
Beryl Cook and Joe Whitlock Blundell (ed.), Beryl Cook: The Bumper Edition, Victor Gollancz London, 2000, p.193


Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints