Beryl Cook O.B.E - UK

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Although Beryl Cook was born in Surrey, she spent most of her adult life in Devon and Cornwall and much of the artwork for which she is so famous was inspired by her life there, so we think she deserves of a mention on this website.

Born in September 1926, Beryl was one of four sisters. She left school at the age of 14 and began working in a variety of jobs, but her love of painting was still some way off developing. She worked as a showgirl in London and did a brief stint in the fashion industry, the influence of which would later become apparent in her paintings.Continue reading