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Frances & Richard Hook's Art of Jesus Christ


Frances & Richard Hook were a talented and inspired couple whose Sketches of Jesus
are known worldwide. Their works are often credited to the other. Most created in 1960/70's

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Frances Hook's Art of Jesus
Jesus the Carpenter by HookJesus and Children by HookSmiling Christ by Hookmost done
for book art
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several others
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Richard Hook's Art of Jesus
Head of Christ by HookThe Good ShepherdJesus the Christ by Hook
Christ at Prayer by Richard HookThy Will Be Done by Richard HookTogether
They Created
This Art--->
Jesus Kissing Child

Richard and Frances Hook Biography and Info
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Richard and Frances have gone home to be with Our Lord but here are some notes we have gathered about them.

On Richard: Richard Hook was born in 1938 in Godstone, Surrey. He trained at Reigate School of Art. After National Service with the Queen's Royal Regiment he worked in advertising, before becoming art editor of the much-praised children's magazine "Finding Out" during the 1960s. In 1966 he became a freelance illustrator, earning an international reputation and specializing in military and historical subjects. He was married with three children, all working in publishing and three grandchildren. His interests are playing guitar, painting and studying the costume and history of the North American Indians.

Richard once wrote "First,  I  imagine  I'm  there-- seeing  and  experiencing  the  actions  and  conversations  going  on  between people---and  then  I  try  to picture it the  way I  see  it. Creative  imagination of  a  bible  scene  takes  knowledge,  so  before  I paint,  I  research.  From my  books  and picture  files  I  note  details of  Bible  times and  make  numerous  sketches of ideas  I  have.   The  more  I  nail  down  detail,  the  easier it is  to project myself  into  the  scene..  Sometimes  I pose  a family  with  three  young  children  into  scenes  and  take photos I  can use  for  art   reference  of  facial  and  body  expressions.  I  even modeled  a  Bible  robe  myself  once  so I  could  see  how  a  robe  fits  and  hangs...  Sometimes  I  pose  as  a character in my  picture. "I  never  start  a  painting  until  I have put myself  imaginatively  into  the  story  I'm illustrating,  because  that's the  way  I  create  believable  pictures  that  telegraph  feelings  to my  audience".

On Frances: Frances Hook was a well renowned artist and illustrator. She had always loved working in pastels and been greatly influenced by French painters like Renoir, Degas and Mary Cassatt. Frances created a line of American Beauty Girls that included Babies and the All American Boys that were very popular with the American public! It is believed that Frances Hook died in 1983 due to a car accident. Today there is a museum in Mishicot, Wisconsin in memory of her great accomplishments called The Old School. She was best known for illustrating Childrenīs Bibles with drawings of Jesus, working with her husband Richard.

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