Published: October 15, 2019

Edward William Cook

Edward William Cook(English Edward William Cooke,March 27,1811,London -January 4,1880) - English painter,marine painter, graphic artist,illustrator, scientist, academician (1864) ofthe Royal Society of London.

Born in a family with a long artistic tradition.His father and uncle were famous engravers, Edward mastered their craft from an early age, and already at the age of 18 he independently completed a series of engravings.In 1833 he began to professionally engage in painting, painted watercolors and oil paintings, especially attracted to the marine theme: coasts, ships, coastal architecture.

He worked under the influence of the great masters of Dutch painting of the 17th century (first of all,Willem van de Velde the Elderand Italian artists, representatives of the Venetian school of theVedutistsCanalettoandFrancesco Guardi. In 1837, E. Cook traveled and traveled to Holland, then to Scandinavia, Spain, France, Italy (Venice) and North Africa, subsequently repeatedly visited Venice and the Netherlands.

In 1829 he published a book-collection of drawings and graphics on the marine theme"Sixty five plates of shipping and craft"

In 1835-1879 he exhibited129 of his worksat theRoyal Academy of Arts, and 115at theBritish Institution.

Edward Cook showed interest not only in painting, but also ingeology,natural history, biology and botany (especially flowering plants), gardening.In 1840, he began helping his friend, gardenerJames Bateman, set up the famousBiddulph GrangeGardensinStaffordshire, with all theorchidsandrhododendrons ofthis garden planned and planted by him.

Cook was not only an artist and gardener, but also a scientist.He is a member of theRoyal Academy of Arts(since 1863), theLondon Linnaeus Society, theGeologicalandZoological Societies of London, the Society of Antiquities.In 1863 he was elected a member of the British Royal Society and became its academician in 1864.

The artist's paintings are now mainly stored in the collections of the British museumsRoyal Academy of Arts Collection,Tate BritishandNational Maritime MuseuminGreenwich.

marine painter Edward William Cook

Goodstow Bridge near Oxford
marine painter Edward William Cook
a seascape "Toulon"
marine painter Edward William Cook
landscape: "Opposite my house on Barnes"
marine painter Edward William Cook
Scheveningen - Cook Edward William, Scheveningen - a seaside resort in the Netherlands, on the North Sea coast, is one of the areas of The Hague. Attracts tourists with a long and wide sandy beach.
marine painter Edward William Cook
Seascape: Venice - Cook Edward William
marine painter Edward William Cook
Fishing Boats and Fishermen on the Shore - Cook Edward William

Venetian Lagoon at Sunset - Cook Edward William
Venetian Lagoon at Sunset - Cook Edward William
Rocky Shore and Cliffs at Fecame - Cook Edward William
Rocky Shore and Cliffs at Fecame - Cook Edward William

Fishing boats in Honfleur in calm weather, far Le Havre - Cook Edward William

Fishing boats in Honfleur in calm weather, far Le Havre - Cook Edward William


In The Lagoon :: Edward William Cooke
seascape In The Lagoon :: Edward William Cooke


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