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.
Cook 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.
2016 She lies within my sleep, Felix & Spear, London