Jean Cooke: Seascapes and Chalk Caves (2023)
Artist(s): Jean Cooke
Author(s): Jane Alison
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2023
Publisher: Piano Nobile Publications
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 64
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated
Jean Cooke: Seascapes & Chalk Caves is the first publication about the artist in over ten years. It provides an original account of Jean Cooke and her connection with East Sussex, including a wide selection of paintings, pastels and watercolours made by the sea over a period stretching from 1963 to 2007. The book includes the first comprehensive chronology of the artist and an essay by Jane Alison, former Head of Visual Arts at the Barbican, which considers Cooke’s work in the context of eco-feminism. Rarely seen photographs of Cooke and the artist’s own photographs of Sussex are also published here for the first time.
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