Herbert Moxon Cook, RSW 1844-1929
Born in Manchester in 1844, Herbert Moxon Cook lived in London before moving to Prestatyn in North Wales where he painted coastal scenes and landscapes in both watercolour and oils. He spent an increasing amount of time in Scotland, particularly on Arran and the west coast. His portrayal of the mountains in sombre, glowering mood was more successfull than the animals and figures that were soemtimes included.
He exhibited 5 works at the Royal Academy, 15 at the Glasgow Institute, 6 at the Royal Scottish Academy, 13 at the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham, 20 at Liverpool’s Walker Gallery and at other prestigious galleries and institutions in the UK.