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RIP Beryl Cook

Artist Beryl Cook, known for her colourful and comic paintings of larger-than-life ladies, has died at the age of 81.  I can remember my mother and my aunty buying each Beryl Cook calenders in the early 80s.   Beryl Cook had no training and didn't start painting until she was in her 40s.  Her work was largely ignored by the art establishment but was loved by the general public.  Beryl's inspiration was the people in the pubs of the city she lived (Plymouth).  For those of you unfamilar with her cheeky style of art - here is some of her work. 

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This is the type of art I can really appreciate. Some of the stuff shown on AnD is a little way out there. Humor is always good. ;D
almost 13 years ago
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LOL. this is funny!!!
almost 13 years ago
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I recognise her work which am sure i've seen on postcards and posters she has a cheeky style which isn't offensive but tongue in cheek. Is the last picture a self portrait ?( with the pint and cigarette).
almost 13 years ago
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I've never seen her art before... Thanks for sharing it with us here... her artwork is quite unique and funny too... =) R.I.P Beryl Cook.
almost 13 years ago
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O I like her drawing!!! very interesting!
almost 13 years ago
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her artwork is way cool and humorous. thanks for sharing. :)
almost 13 years ago
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I'm not familiar with her work but I like the cheekiness and playful humor of it. May she rest in peace.
almost 13 years ago
Jrs 8c 1405439596528
Thanks for sharing...I haven't seen her work before. What a sense of humor she had! She will be missed because we all need that wacky kind of humor to see us through these days.
almost 13 years ago
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This one puts me in mind of a movie "The Calendar Girls" .. heard the film was based on a true event .. love those kinds of cinema ^^
almost 13 years ago
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i have never seen her painting before. thanks for sharing.
almost 13 years ago
Mark moran in spokane 920x920
didn't pain until her 40's? There's hope for me yet!
almost 13 years ago
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JS
Oh no..I was just looking at some of her work in the gallery early this week. Her style was definitely unique. Aw that's such a shame.
almost 13 years ago
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ohhhh, i like this one! thanks for sharing with us... i didn't know her. but her art's great...
almost 13 years ago
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i have never seen her painting before. they're so interesting! thanks for sharing, Jaine. =)
almost 13 years ago
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Now there's an eye opener. Very colorful & cheeky indeed haha!
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