Edward William Cooke Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions

3-27-1811 London, ENG – 1-4-1880 London, ENG

Back to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Cooke, Edward William

Edward William Cooke was born in the London suburb of Pentonville, his father George Cooke and uncle William Bernard Cooke were both engravers so Edward was raised in an artistic family. He was a bright draughtsman and a talented engraver from an early age, with an inclination for marine subjects and published his "Shipping and Craft", a series of marine engravings, when he was 18. Edward William Cooke began oil painting in 1833, took lessons the following year from James Stark and had his first exhibit at the Royal Academy and British Institution a year later, by this time his style was formed.

He traveled and paint at home and abroad, revealing his affection for the seventeenth-century Dutch marine artists when he visited the Netherlands in 1837. Over the next 23 years, he kept returning to study the effects of light on the coastal landscape and also to study the works of Dutch Old Masters. He went on to travel in Scandinavia, Spain, North Africa and, Venice. In 1858, he was elected to the National Academy of Design as an Honorary Academician.

Edward William Cooke also had a serious interest in natural history and geology, he was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society, Geological Society, the Zoological Society, and the Society of Antiquaries. His geological interests, in particular, led to his election as Fellow of the Royal Society in 1863 and he became a Royal Academician the following year. In 1842 a species of boa, Corallus Cookii, was named in Cooke's honor.

Artists Influencing Edward William Cooke: James Stark.
He Traveled To Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, North Africa, Italy.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

Edward William Cooke Hand-Painted Oil Painting Reproductions.

Edward William Cooke Museum Art Replicas on Canvas.

Additional Popular Products and Services from The Worlds Artist.

You can do a deep search for an oil painting by a specific artists, colors or subject matter. You are also able to check in our art movements and find the painter linked to a particular movement. If you don't find your favorite artist or painting, you can request it in our made to order oil paintings section, or simply contact us. Once you chose a oil painting reproduction, to see it in your home of office surroundings, see how to do it in our wall art mock-up photo. Additional helpful links are provided in the art canvas sizes, and oil painting care. In our studio and our artists pages you will see how we paint the oil painting reproductions and the painting process. The same procedures are used for painting pet portraits, portrait oil painting from your photographs and oil painting of your home. Some of the oil paintings from the famous painters have been have been made into tilt-shift photos, and we have located the sites where they did their famous paintings, you can compare side by side the location and the painting in Then and Now, plus Tilt-Shift painting photos.