Richard Cook

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


Selected collections

Tate Gallery, London; The Arts Council of Great Britain; The British Museum; Manchester City Art Gallery; Deutsche Bank, London; Private collections: UK, Europe, USA


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