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HAYHILLGALLERY

A selection of original paintings

P J C R O O K By

Claudie Bastide

WORKS ON PAPER

www.hayhill.com E: kevin@hayhill.com

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Hay Hill Gallery 5a Cork Street Mayfair London


In the last decade PJ Crook has had exhibitions in the United States, Canada, France, Japan, Estonia and the UK. Commissions have taken her to Japan and Saudi Arabia to study the people and cultures for a series of fifteen large canvases that she completed in her Gloucestershire studios. She is currently working on a large commission for Gloucestershire College measuring 2 x 4.5 metres. Last year she also painted a whole string quartet of instruments for the Cheltenham International Music Festival which will be auctioned later in the year towards the new Creative Arts Centre at the National Star College of which she is College Patron. Next year she shows in New York at the ACA Galleries. PJ Crook’s work is always concerned with people - the human condition; often its dilemma in the urban environment. Her crowded newspaper compositions she sees as ‘history paintings’ reflecting the current state of affairs eitherlocally, nationally or internationally. She has been working on the series since 1988, during which time she has also observed great change in the formats. Broadsheets that are now tabloids; changing mastheads and the introduction of more colour.


TIGER AND ANGEL 2010 wood engraving image 20.3 x 25.4 cm edition of 85; 75 available £340 framed; £295 unframed


PUNCH & JUDY 2010 wood engraving, image 17.5 x 11 cm edition of 85; 80 available £300 framed; £260 unframed


ALL AT SEA 2009 image 10.2 x 12.7 cm edition of 85; 70 available £285 framed; £235 unframed


GUITAR BAR 2010 lithograph, image 25.5 x 33 cm edition of 25; 23 available £425 framed; £385 unframed


Biography Main exhibitions ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2011 ACA Galleries, New York 2010 Vaal Galerii, Tallinn Loch Galleries, Toronto & 2007 Hay Hill Gallery, London 2008 Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris & 1991, 93, 95, 97, 99, 2002 2007 Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford & 1997, 99, 2004 2006 Draakoni Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum A Day at the Races & tour Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Japan City Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucester Paradise with Soundscapes by Robert Fripp 2004 Catmose Gallery, Vale of Catmose College, Rutland 2003 Robert Sandelson, London & 1998 2002 City Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucester The Angel & the Multitude 2001 Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Japan Ad Hoc Gallery, Buddle Arts Centre, Tyne & Wear Deja Vrooom 2000 Theo Waddington Fine Art, Boca Raton, Florida 1998 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto Barry Friedman Ltd, New York - Art1998Chicago 1997 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 1996 Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum tour: Oriel Gallery, Theatr Clwyd, Mold; Musée Paul Valery, Séte; Rye Art Gallery Montpelier Sandelson, London & 1994, 95 1994 Portal Gallery, London & 1980, 83, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 93


1994 Portal Gallery, London & 1980, 83, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 93 1989 Lee Drexler, New York 1986 Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums The Fourth Grand Illusion PJ Crook is Patron of the National Star College; a Director and Trustee of ACS (the Artists Collecting Society); President of the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum; a Gloucestershire Ambassador; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Honorary Doctor of Arts, University of Gloucestershire SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 & 1978, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91, 95, 2008, 2009 Royal Academy of Arts Summer exhibition, London 2009 Annually since 1978 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol first prize 1984; elected RWA 1993 2002 Selected works from the Rugby and Artworks collections Rugby Art Gallery and Museum 2001 Mother and Child - The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath 2000-1 Pictures of Innocence - Melton Carnegie Museum 2000 Women Beyond Borders - London & San Francisco 1997 Women light up the night - Berlin 1996 Die kraft der bilder Realismus der gegenwart - Berlin Contemporary paintings from the permanent collection Imperial War Museum. London 1995 Murs peints, Mairie de Paris 1994 VIII Salon International de l’affiche et des arts de la rue - Paris 1993-4 Reclaiming the Madonna - Lincoln Museum and Art Gallery tour 1993 The Gift of Life prizewinner - London


1992 Contemporary Icons - Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 1991 Art and Dance - Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery 1990 Denim - Brighton Museum and Art Gallery tour 1988 ‘British Figurative Painting since 1945’ British Council tour of Far East 1986 John Player Portrait Award exhibition - National Portrait Gallery 1982 World of Newspapers prizewinner; Sotheby’s; RA - London 1980 Midland View - City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent tour INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ALJ Co Ltd, Jeddah Can West Global Communications, Toronto Centrica plc, Windsor Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Cheltenham Racecourse City Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucester Daniel Owen Community Centre, Mold Department for Transport, London El Mundo, Madrid Ha’aretz, Tel Aviv Imperial War Museum, London JP Morgan Inc, London Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Japan New Hall, University of Cambridge Open Museum, Leicestershire Ville de Paris, Direction de l’Amengement Urbain Paintings in Hospitals (Midlands) Presidential Palace, Tallinn, Estonia Ralli Museum, Ceaseria


Royal Hospital, Gloucester Royal West of England Academy Rye Art Gallery Sagitta plc, London Standard Chartered Bank, London and Dubai Tempelton Asset Management, Toronto PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Paul Allen Sir Anthony Bamford Marquess of Bath Lord Conrad Black Victor Chandler Jackie Collins Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson Sir Christopher & Lady Evans Robert Fripp Leonardo de la Fuente Peter Gabriel Billy Joel Holly Johnson Peter King Professor Philip and Nancy Kotler Philippe Lavil Nicholas de Rothschild Rick and Jo Rumrell Professor Ken and Nancy Simmonds Doctors A and AS Subramanium Isaac Tigrett Toyah Willcox


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PJ Crook works on paper