(1931 - 2014)
Barrie Cooke was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maine / Ireland, England. Barrie Cooke is known for abstract expressionist and nude figure painting, sculpture.
Biography Barrie Cooke
Barrie Cooke (b.1931)
The abstract expressionist painter, Barrie Cooke, was born in Cheshire, England. After a childhood spent in England, the United States, Jamaica and Bermuda, he studied Art History at Harvard University. He held his first solo exhibition in New York in 1950. After Harvard, he studied drawing and painting at Skowhegan in Mainie and showed his paintings in Boston before moving to a small cottage in County Clare, in 1954. The following year he held his first solo art show in Dublin and received a scholarship to study with Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg. He represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1963.
Although based in Ireland since the 1950s, Cooke's frequent trips to countries such as Lapland, New Z
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