The Official Beryl Cook site - offering Beryl Cook's original paintings, prints, calendars, books, exclusive content, press cutt

The Official Beryl Cook site - offering Beryl Cook's original paintings, prints, calendars, books, exclusive content, press cutt

Beryl Cook (British, 1926–2008) "Togetherness", oil/panel, newspaper collage c.1976

Beryl Cook (British, 1926–2008) "Togetherness", oil/panel, newspaper collage c.1976

"Rubens with jokes". SHE had no formal training and was snubbed by snooty critics but artist Beryl Cook was adored by millions of ordinary folk. The former seaside landlady's bold, brash comical paintings of ample ladies shopping and dancing and men in the pub or strip club made her one of Britain's best-loved artists. Last night tributes were paid to Beryl - who was once described by comic Victoria Wood as "Rubens with jokes".

"Rubens with jokes". SHE had no formal training and was snubbed by snooty critics but artist Beryl Cook was adored by millions of ordinary folk. The former seaside landlady's bold, brash comical paintings of ample ladies shopping and dancing and men in the pub or strip club made her one of Britain's best-loved artists. Last night tributes were paid to Beryl - who was once described by comic Victoria Wood as "Rubens with jokes".

The Official Beryl Cook site - offering Beryl Cook's original paintings, prints, calendars, books, exclusive content, press cutt

The Official Beryl Cook site - offering Beryl Cook's original paintings, prints, calendars, books, exclusive content, press cutt

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