Richard Cook is a British painter living and working in Newlyn, Cornwall. Born in Cheltenham in 1947, he spent his early childhood in Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka). From 1966 - 70 he trained at St Martin's School of Art, London, and at the Royal College of Art until 1973.
Richard has been exhibiting since 1976 (The Human Clay held at the Hayward Gallery in 1976 - selected by RB Kitaj) and has received awards from the British Council and the Arts Council. In 2001 he was given a solo show at Tate St Ives, with a related publication, and a major painting was acquired for the collection in 2006.
Selected solo exhibitions
2016 She lies within my sleep, Felix & Spear, London
2012 With Closed Eyes, Kestle Barton, Manaccan
2010 Under the Summer, The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
2008 Iridescence, Art First, London
2006 Art First, London
2003 New Paintings, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
2001 Luminous, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall
1997 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
1993 Galerie am Savignyplatz, Berlin
1992 Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
1989 Odette Gilbert Gallery, London
1981 House Gallery, London
Tate Gallery, London; The Arts Council of Great Britain; The British Museum; Manchester City Art Gallery; Deutsche Bank, London; Private collections: UK, Europe, USA