Yorkshire-born artist Peter Brook was an artist renowned for his paintings of rural landscapes in the Pennines. We hold four dedicated Northern Art auctions each year featuring the work of Peter Brook. We offer a free appraisal service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.
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Peter Brook was born in Scholes, West Yorkshire in the winter of 1927 to farmer parents and life on the farm and surrounding landscapes is a major theme running through many of his paintings. Brook was educated at Goldsmith's College where he trained to become a teacher before returning to West Yorkshire. He was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1962.
Peter Brook’s paintings are instantly recognisable and often feature the bleak, wintry moorland landscapes of the Pennines, Yorkshire and Scotland. The bleakness of these landscapes is often tempered by the beauty of sunset and sunrise. There are also his trademark man and dog motifs, together with the occasional wandering sheep appearing in a scene. Brook had a succession of dogs, all border collies - there was Bob, Tip, Tess and Shep, his last, who is often seen in his paintings, with unique chevron markings on his back.
We recently set the record auction price at auction for a work by Peter Brook when "Waiting for a Break" sold for a hammer price of £9,600. His reputation and popularity continue to rise, and today there’s a ready market for his paintings and original sketches. As with all artwork, the value of Peter Brook's paintings varies a little according to the provenance, size and subject matter. At Peter Wilson’s, our in-house expert Stephen Sparrow has years of experience in assessing and valuing Peter Brook's work, so do get in touch if you’d like to learn more about a piece you own or discuss a potential sale or valuation.
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