• Edward William Cooke - part 8

    3 monthes ago - By Poul Webb

    Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) was an English landscape and marine painter. He was born in London, the son of well-known line engraver George Cooke; his uncle, William Bernard Cooke (1778-1855), was also a line engraver of note, and Edward was raised in the company of artists. He was a precocious draughtsman and a skilled engraver from an early age, displayed an equal preference for marine subjects and published his "Shipping and Craft" when he was 18, in 1829. Cooke began painting in oils in 1833 and first exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution in 1835. He went on to...
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