12 - 1pm, Saturday 25th Mar


Jane Alison [Curator] on - Jean Cooke - Seascapes & Chalk Caves

Led by independent curator and writer, Jane Alison, this talk will consider Jean Cooke’s significance in the postwar period in Britain, especially with regard to her life at Birling Gap and her landscape works.


Jean Cooke was one of the artists highlighted for praise at the recent Barbican exhibition Postwar Modern. This spring Piano Nobile will present a select group of rarely seen works by Cooke.

Cooke was familiar with Sussex from her childhood and returned later in life to paint the exposed chalk cliffs near Seven Sisters. Jean Cooke: Seascapes & Chalk Caves will bring together paintings of beach, coast and sea made over a fifty-year period.

Holland Park 129 Portland Rd, W11 4LW