Obituary: Barrie Cook

← latest news | posted July 16, 2020

One of Britain’s most distinctive abstract painters known for his unbroken allegiance to spray-painting died on Monday 13 July, aged 91.

From the beginning of his career, he championed the technique of spray-painting, a working method with few notable adherents, and established this way of working as a legitimate and versatile mode of expression in a fine art context.

Barrie Cook was a man of great integrity and creative energy, dedicated to his work and whose abundant love for his wife, Mary, was ever-present.

Mary also passed away Wednesday 15 July. As many of you will know, Barrie and Mary Cook will be greatly missed by everyone at Lemon Street Gallery.

LSG Members

Become an LSG Member and receive exclusive early access to exhibitions.
Find out more.

Privacy Policy