Dedicated Sale of 20th Century British Art Announced at Sotheby’s for December 15th

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LONDON.- Following the success of The Robert Devereux Post-War British Art Collection at auction last month, Sotheby’s will stage its dedicated sale of 20th Century British Art in London on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. A number of distinguished private collections will form the core of the sale, as will a group of de-accessioned works from an array of US museums, all of which are being sold to benefit future museum acquisitions. Maurice Cooke purchased his first picture in 1946, aged 32 and in his first year of reading history at Oxford University. Following this initial purchase he went on to amass a superb collection of 20th Century British Art. After Oxford he became a lecturer in the History Department at Bangor University in North Wales, where he was able to develop his interest in art and architecture and became a Senior Lecturer in History of Art. He was a key figure in the growth of the arts in