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Peter Brook (1927-2009)

Painter, born in Holmfirth, Yorkshire. After Barnsley Grammar School he attended Huddersfield School of Art and Goldsmiths College of Art. He was one of Jack Beddington's chosen Young Artists of Promise, in the 1957 book of that title. Initially Brook painted industrial scenes, then from the 1960s Pennine rural landscapes, especially winter scenes, and from 1980 Scottish and Lancashire landscapes. Between 1979 and 1983 he completed 52 paintings of Hannah Hauxwell. He was elected RBA in 1962. In 1960 he had a solo show at Wakefield City Art Gallery; from 1968-72 he was contracted to Agnews, with seven solo shows, two in Palm Springs, California, and two in Adelaide, Australia. In 1990 a retrospective of his work was held at Brighouse Art Galleries. Many notable celebrities own Brook's pictures, including James Mason, Tommy Steele, Alan Ladd, and Keith Barron.

Throughout his life, Peter Brook has remained stylistically consistent. Whilst a comparison is sometimes made with Lowry and to an extent with his friend Carel Weight, the technique he has developed and his personal involvement with landscape are entirely his own.

Artist Peter Brook: Close shave near Halifax - Foggy Morning, c.1970
Peter Brook
Close shave near Halifax - Foggy...  For sale
£7920
Artist Peter Brook: The Twelve Months of the Year, 1978
Peter Brook
The Twelve Months of the Year, 1978  For sale
£3000
Artist Peter Brook: Rain stopped play 45-4
Peter Brook
Rain stopped play 45-4  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Bucker Brow, storm clouds over sign post, c. 1960
Peter Brook
Bucker Brow  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Spring Morning, c.1970
Peter Brook
Spring Morning, c.1970  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Sheep coming in, c.1970
Peter Brook
Sheep coming in, c.1970  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Ruins after a snow storm, c.1970
Peter Brook
Ruins after a snow storm, c.1970  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: February, c.1970
Peter Brook
February, c.1970  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Butteress Farmhouse, c.1970
Peter Brook
Butteress Farmhouse, c.1970  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: 3 men in a boat, c.1970
Peter Brook
3 men in a boat, c.1970  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Waiting for the Shop to Open, late 1970s
Peter Brook
Waiting for the Shop to Open  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: On his way home, Brighouse, at night, Carnival Time, 1970s
Peter Brook
On his way home  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Canal Basin, Brighouse, circa 1967, with later additions
Peter Brook
Canal Basin  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Brick and Tile Terrace,circa 1970, with later additions
Peter Brook
Brick and Tile Terrace  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Turning to Rain, circa 1970, with later additions
Peter Brook
Turning to Rain  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: High on the Pennines, circa 1970, with later additions
Peter Brook
High on the Pennines  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Old buildings, Brighouse, circa 1970
Peter Brook
Old buildings, Brighouse, circa 1970  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Clayton Street with a lady peeping, circa 1970
Peter Brook
Clayton Street with a lady peeping  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Cumbrian village bowling team & supporters playing away and waiting for the coach, late 1960s
Peter Brook
Cumbrian village bowling team &...  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Ruins in a Classical Cornish Landscape, 1978
Peter Brook
Ruins in a Classical Cornish Landscape  Sold 
Artist Peter Brook: Mine with a Slim Chimney, Cornwall 1978
Peter Brook
Mine with a Slim Chimney, Cornwall 1978  Sold