P. J. Crook
Pamela June Crook MBE (born 1945), known professionally as P J Crook, is an English painter and sculptor. Her shows have appeared in London, France, the United States, Japan, Canada, and Estonia. Her professional name "P J Crook" lacks full stops; variant stylings such as "P. J. Crook" have appeared.
From a studio opposite her house, she manages compositions on a monumental scale — paintings can measure 2 × 4.5 metres and also paints small pictures, some no larger than 10 cm square. She works in tinted gesso, acrylic and sometimes in oil on canvas, or on a corrugated wood support.
She often paints crowds. Some of these paintings have been used as covers for King Crimson's recent albums since 1997, as well as various ProjeKcts covers, such as 2011's 'A Scarcity of Miracles'.
Distinctions: Patronage, trusts and honours
Crook is a Patron of the National Star College Cheltenham; a Patron of Linc; a Trustee and director of ACS (the Artists' Collecting Society); Trustee of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Trust; Patron of Cheltenham Open Studios; a Gloucestershire Ambassador; President of the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum; member of the Royal West of England Academy; Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. She is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club and the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire. PJ Crook has an honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Gloucestershire and is an honorary vice President of Gloucestershire College
List of King Crimson album covers
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P J Crook's paintings are featured on the covers of many King Crimson albums. Many of these albums are produced by Discipline Global Mobile (DGM), the music company founded by Robert Fripp. By DGM policy, Crook retains the copyrights and moral rights to her artwork.
- Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal
- Cirkus: The Young Persons' Guide to King Crimson Live
- The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
- The Deception of the Thrush: A Beginners' Guide to ProjeKcts
- EleKtrik: Live in Japan
- Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With
- Heavy ConstruKction
- Ladies of the Road
- The Night Watch
- The Power to Believe
- The ProjeKcts
- A Scarcity of Miracles
An illuminating article on PJ Crook by the writer Cressida Connolly appeared in art magazine Winter 2012 You can read the text here
- Crooke P. J., Bridgeman Art Library. Accessed 22 January 2007.
- Fripp (1998a, p. 3): Fripp, Robert (1998a). "CD booklet". Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal (Liner notes). King Crimson. Discipline Global Mobile. Absent Lovers at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 February 2012. sku DGM9804.
- The copyright information from Fripp (1998a, p. 3) is partially reproduced at DGM Live!:
Anonymous, DGM Live! (2012). "Absent lovers:Live in Montreal 1984". Discipline Global Mobile. sku DGM9804. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
- The London Gazette: . 11 June 2011.
- Bambarger, Bradley (11 July 1998). "Fripp label does it his way: Guitarist follows own muse in business, too". Billboard 110 (28): 13 and 86.
- Atton (2004, p. 153): Atton, Chris (2004). "6 Fan culture and the Internet". "An alternative Internet". Edinburgh University Press. pp. 138–154. ISBN 978-0-7486-1770-8.
- http://www.pjcrook.com/ - Includes recent exhibitions (with photos), works in progress (with photos), biography, dealers, contact information, charitable activities, diary, and more