About this picture
A View of The Tyne
Alan R Cook
A very evocative oil painting showing a Tyne riverscape. A variety of small boats are moored in the foreground; a large ship is being worked on in the distance, while cranes tower of the river.
A picture that captures life on the Tyne in all its different moods.
oil on board
Image size: 50 cm x 75 cm
About the artist
Alan Reid COOK, RSMA, PS (1920-1974)
Marine and landscape painter in oil, pastel and watercolour.
Born at Gateshead. After WW2 he decided to become an art teacher and trained at Canterbury Art School. On completing his studies he taught art at Ralph Gardiner School and North Tyneside College.
Exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Artists of the Northern Counties exhibitions at the Laing Art Gallery.
In 1973 he was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (the only artist in that year elected as a member). In the same year he was elected a member of the Pastel Society.
His work is represented in the National Maritime Museum, Shipley Art Gallery and in other public and private collections.