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Beryl Cook 1926-2008

Beryl Cook 1926-2008

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Postage and Packing Free - A unique perspective on the self-taught artist and a critical reassessment of her place within British Art. Illustrations of early and rarely seen work sit alongside some of her instantly recognisable paintings.

http://www.uppress.co.uk/berylcook.htm

 

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publication date: 7 November 2008
ISBN 978-1-84102-195-9
limp case binding with overhang, end papers, sewn section, head and tail bands
246 x 189mm full colour
104 pages

From hen-parties to pub-goers, it was the larger-than-life people of Plymouth that dominated Beryl Cook's colourful paintings and won her thousands of fans across the world. The sea-front city was her beloved home for many years, and it inspired much of her best-known work.

Writers and critics Jess Wilder, Bernard Samuels, Edward Lucie-Smith, Bernadette Casey and Babs Horton offer a unique perspective on the self-taught artist and a critical reassessment of her place within British Art. Illustrations of early and rarely seen work sit alongside some of her instantly recognisable paintings.

'Beryl was a keen observer of life, had a sharp eye for detail and knew how to prick pomposity with her paintbrush and give us all a good time' Babs Horton

'Beryl changed the way we look at the world' Jess Wilder

'Beryl loved things that were on the margins of society, not quite integrated into the general mass' Edward Lucie-Smith

Edited by Jess Wilder and Sarah Chapman

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