Peter Brook, the Pennine landscape painter, was born in the winter of 1927. He taught art at Sowerby Grammar school before becoming a full time artist in his 40′s.
With a devoted following and represented by the London gallery Agnews, he painted many areas of the British Isles including Scotland, Cornwall and the Potteries but his first love is the Yorkshire Pennines; often in winter.
His paintings depict a vanishing world; a world of farmhouses on the moors, of mills, of people who inhabit the area etc and include an element of humour, which is so much part of Peter’s character. There are a number of books on Peter’s work including ‘Peter Brook–The Pennine Landscape Painter’. He died in 2009 and there have been numerous retrospectives since.
Picture courtesy of Clark Art, Ashley Rd, Hale