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Beryl Cook was born in 1926 in Surrey, England, one of four sisters. She left school at fourteen, showing little talent for painting and worked in a variety of jobs. Moving to London in 1943 Beryl became a showgirl in a touring production of ‘The Gypsy Princess’. She also worked in the fashion industry, which inspired her life-long interest in the way people dress and how they look.

In 1946 Beryl married her childhood friend John, who was in the Merchant Navy. When he retired from the sea they briefly ran a pub. Their son John was born in 1950, and the following year they left to live in Southern Rhodesia. This move was to prove a turning point for Beryl. One day she picked up some paints belonging to her son and started a picture. She enjoyed it so much she could not stop. She painted on any surface she could find, scraps of wood, fire screens and most notably a breadboard, as can be seen from her famous early painting of Bowling Ladies..........biography continued on ‘About Beryl’ page

 

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Beryl Cook prints and paintings, available from Portal Painters.
A selection of Beryl Cooks prints can be seen at -

The Railings Gallery, 5 New Cavendish St. London W1G 8UT 
+44.2079351114

Telephone:
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Exhibition
‘Beryl Cook : Intimate Relations’ an exhibition of more than fifty paintings spanning four decades will be on show at The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath BA2 4AT from
8 March – 8 May 2015
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