Martin Cook was born in London in 1958 and comes from a family with a long history of stone carvers and artists dating back to 1730.
In 1994 he set up his own workshop and gained a growing reputation as one of the country's leading stone carvers and letter designers. He now concentrates on his own sculptured carvings and private commissions.
In 2000, Martin was approached by Sir Norman Foster to carve the lettering on the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery and was subsequently commissioned by the British Museum to design and carve lettering for the Great Court of the British Museum. In the same year, Martin was featured in the BBC's One Foot in the Past. He was asked to create an obelisk, which now stands in the gardens of Lady Lucinda Lambton's house. His sculpture can be seen in the some of the Britain's finest gardens including Waddesdon Manor, the Royal Savill Gardens and Highgrove House.
In May 2006 and 2007, Martin exhibited pieces of work at Chelsea Flower Show and received a 'Commendation for Display'. In 2012 he won silver gilt for his entry and in 2013 Martin Cook achieved the accolade of a prestigious gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. To mark 40 Years in Fine Art and as a recognition of Martin's achievements, Bohun Gallery of Henley on Thames was delighted to co-sponsor his 2013 'Mindfulness' garden.
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