Frederick T W COOK
The London-born artist spent every holiday painting in the West Country from an early age before studying at Hampstead School of Art. During the War he was an official fireman-artist.
In the late 1940s he and his wife, Anyon, settled in Polperro, Cornwall, where his studio overhung the harbour. Initially painting in oils, he increasingly felt that gouache, when used loosely, "is the complete medium to portray the pulsating atmosphere in the starkest of moorland landscapes."
Painter in oils, who later favoured gouache for moorland landscapes
works and access
Access to Work: Imperial War Museum (nine works in oils purchased for the Nation); Plymouth; RWA
His war paintings were published in the Standard History of the Second World War; Time; Life; Studio and other papers.
Redfern Galleries, London
STISA 1952 until beyond 1983
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash
Tovey (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume Two - Post-1920, Wilson Books