Anyon COOK

Anyon COOK

Anyon Cook was married to fellow artist Frederick T W COOK. The couple settled in Polperro in 1947 and remained there for the rest of their lives. Anyon was a well respected portrait painter, whose sitters included royalty and leading churchmen. Her most prestigious commission was that of Princess Anne, to mark her sixth birthday, in 1956. One of the local celebrities whom she painted was the writer Walter Greenwood. A portrait of her husband Freddie was her first exhibit at STISA's 1952 summer exhibition.

She also produced depictions of Polperro harbour in a style not dissimilar to that of her husband. She survived him by over 20 years, dying in 2003.


Portrait painter


STISA 1952


Tovey (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume Two - Post-1920, Wilson Books