Barrie Cooke

Barrie Cooke (born 1931) is an Irish abstract expressionist painter.

He was born in Cheshire, England, and spent part of his childhood in Bermuda and Jamaica before moving to the United States as a teenager. He has lived and worked in Ireland since 1954. His painting often seem to express the soluble monumentality of the natural world, but he also made a series of perspex boxes containing real and artificial bones. He is a member of Aosdána, the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallagher Gallery in Dublin held a major retrospective of his work in 2003