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Barrie Cooke HRHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Barrie Cooke HRHA

Lived: 1931 - 2014

Categories: Landscape

Artist Biography

Born in Cheshire, England, Barrie Cooke came to Ireland in 1954 and immediately fell in love with the landscape. He was interested in the immediate and compelling accurate accounts of the natural world, depicting how close in nature life is to death. Death, change and decay are built into the natural world, and  it is for this reason that we see a great deal of death in his oil paintings: crumpled bodies of game animals, diseased sheep and their remains, and carcasses. It seems as if Cooke is always immersed in nature, at his best in a wet, measy rural place, removed from the the experience of our world.

Pictured above:

‘Snow 1’

Signed, oil on canvas, 44.5 x 47.75 cm(17.5 x 18.75 in)

Provance: The Kearney collection sale :Adam’s

                  Lot 21 Illust.

                  The Richie Hendriks Gallery

Exhibited: The Cork Art Society “Exhbition of paintings and Sculpture by 

                  Leading Irish Artists

                  On loan from Patrons of the Society “The Gallery, Laitts Quay, Cork

                  March 1966, Cat No, 3 




Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 100


Estimate Price €600.00 - €1,000.00

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Barrie Cooke Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Barrie Cooke HRHA (b.1931) Seamus Heaney Oil on board, 114 x 98.5cms, (45 x 38.75'') Signed and d...

Hammer Price €28,000.00

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Barrie Cooke HRHA (b.1931) Trees (1966) Oil on canvas, 155 x 101.5cm, (61 x 40'') Provenance: Da...

Hammer Price €18,000.00

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Barrie Cooke HRHA (1931-2014) Blue Nude Oil on canvas, 105 x 120cm (41¼ x 47¼'') Inscribed by t...

Hammer Price €17,000.00

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Barrie Cooke, HRHA, (b.1931) Plunging Water Oil on canvas, 74.5 x 84.5cm, (29.25 x 33.25'') Signe...

Hammer Price €16,000.00

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Barrie Cooke, RHA, (b. 1931) Deep current and two rocks Oil on canvas, 124 x 104cm (49 x 41'') S...

Hammer Price €15,000.00

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