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A portrait of a lady returns.
Brian Goddard with the painting of his mother by Swindon artist Hubert Cook.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is being given a new painting by Hubert Cook. The painting is from 1938 of a woman called Ruby Muttar and is being donated to the Art Gallery by her son, Brian Goddard. Hubert Cook (1901 – 1966) was a significant English artist, who was a Swindon man, starting his working life in the GWR Rail works, but with monetary assistance from the directors of the GWR became a properly trained fine artist (Central School of Art in London). He went on to become a working artist and lecturer and wrote the first textbooks on Technical Drawing in this country. This painting was painted in Swindon and is finally, 74 years later, coming back to Swindon.