Cook, James B

Key Information

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Cook, James B

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence


James B Cook was born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire on 22nd August 1888, one of three children of Marion Cook and James Cook, a spool dyer. Cook, a thread winder and then a clerk, attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1914 to 1917 and 1918 to 1920 as an evening student of drawing and painting (1914-15, 1916-17), life drawing (1915-16) and modelling (1918-20). Cook is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour and according to this he served in the Royal Garrison Artillery. According to the "Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture", Cook was a landscape and coastal artist in oil and watercolour. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1919 to 1946.

If you have any more information, please get in touch.

Sources: Scotland's People:, Ancestry:, "Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture" by Peter J M McEwan.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Processing information





Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard