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Betty Cooke: Jewelry artist | PHOTOS

Betty Cooke, 97 years old, whose jewelry is featured at a showing at the Walters Art Gallery, can still be seen at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys.
(Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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Betty Cooke, 97 years old, has jewelry featured at a showing at the Walters Art Gallery.
(Karl Merton Ferron)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, whose jewelry is featured at a showing at the Walters Art Gallery, can still be seen at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, whose jewelry is featured at a showing at the Walters Art Gallery, can still be seen at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, has jewelry featured at a show at the Walters Art Gallery.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, has jewelry featured at a show at the Walters Art Gallery. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, poses with one of her works at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, poses with one of her works at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, poses with one of her works.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, poses with one of her works. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, talks about her life and works.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, talks about her life and works. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, talks about her life and works at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, talks about her life and works at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, works on some of the jewelry that she's creating at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, works on some of the jewelry that she's creating at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, whose jewelry is featured at a showing at the Walters Art Gallery, can still be seen at The Store Limited.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, whose jewelry is featured at a showing at the Walters Art Gallery, can still be seen at The Store Limited. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke, jewelry artist
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, works on some of the jewelry that she's creating at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys.
Betty Cooke, 97 years old, works on some of the jewelry that she's creating at The Store Limited in the village of Cross Keys. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
Jo Briggs is co-curator of Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line, the first major museum retrospective of the Baltimore jewelry artist's work featuring about 160 objects from the 1940s and '50s to the present.
Jo Briggs is co-curator of Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line, the first major museum retrospective of the Baltimore jewelry artist's work featuring about 160 objects from the 1940s and '50s to the present. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line is the first major museum retrospective of the Baltimore jewelry artist’s work.
Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line is the first major museum retrospective of the Baltimore jewelry artist’s work. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A gold and diamond Necklace from 2015 by Betty Cooke at the Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line.
A gold and diamond Necklace from 2015 by Betty Cooke at the Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A silver Neckpiece from ca. 1955 by Betty Cooke is part of the Daphne Farago Collection in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
A silver Neckpiece from ca. 1955 by Betty Cooke is part of the Daphne Farago Collection in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A silver and bone Bracelet from ca. 1970-80 by Betty Cooke.
A silver and bone Bracelet from ca. 1970-80 by Betty Cooke. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
Jo Briggs is co-curator of Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line, the first major museum retrospective of the Baltimore jewelry artist's work featuring about 160 objects from the 1940s and '50s to the present.
Jo Briggs is co-curator of Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line, the first major museum retrospective of the Baltimore jewelry artist's work featuring about 160 objects from the 1940s and '50s to the present. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
The gold and silver Bicentennial Necklace from 1976 by Betty Cooke is "an abstracted design of the American flag with silver stripes and tiny gold stars."
The gold and silver Bicentennial Necklace from 1976 by Betty Cooke is "an abstracted design of the American flag with silver stripes and tiny gold stars." (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A silver and quartz Neckpiece from 1978 is by Betty Cooke.
A silver and quartz Neckpiece from 1978 is by Betty Cooke. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A gold, diamond and pebble Bracelet from 1981 by Betty Cooke is at the Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line.
A gold, diamond and pebble Bracelet from 1981 by Betty Cooke is at the Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A gold and lapis lazuli Necklace is from 2012 by Betty Cooke.
A gold and lapis lazuli Necklace is from 2012 by Betty Cooke. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A silver and turquoise ring, from left, a silver and cab stone Flat-Top ring, a silver and gold right, and a silver Six-Disc ring are by Betty Cooke.
A silver and turquoise ring, from left, a silver and cab stone Flat-Top ring, a silver and gold right, and a silver Six-Disc ring are by Betty Cooke. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A gold and silver pin was made by the artist in 2021 specially for the Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line.
A gold and silver pin was made by the artist in 2021 specially for the Walters Art Museum's exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A silver Neckpiece from ca. 1955 by Betty Cooke is part of the exhibit at the Walters Art Museum.
A silver Neckpiece from ca. 1955 by Betty Cooke is part of the exhibit at the Walters Art Museum. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
A gold, moonstone and chalcedony #59 Pin is from 1985 by Betty Cooke.
A gold, moonstone and chalcedony #59 Pin is from 1985 by Betty Cooke. (Kenneth K. Lam)
First major solo exhibition of Baltimore jewelry artist Betty Cooke
This 1976 necklace was titled "Necksculpture" by the retail store at the Baltimore Museum of Art where it was sold.
This 1976 necklace was titled "Necksculpture" by the retail store at the Baltimore Museum of Art where it was sold. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Betty Cooke
In 1982 Baltimore jewelry designer Betty Cooke, who recently was awarded a major design prize in New York, tries on necklaces and talks about her career. Whether working with gold and diamonds or less expensive wood or pebbles, she seeks a sculptural quality.
In 1982 Baltimore jewelry designer Betty Cooke, who recently was awarded a major design prize in New York, tries on necklaces and talks about her career. Whether working with gold and diamonds or less expensive wood or pebbles, she seeks a sculptural quality. (Walter M. McCardell / BaCheck with Baltimore Sun Photo)
Betty Cooke
In 1974 Betty Cooke, jewelry maker, measures silver wire prior to cutting and working it.
In 1974 Betty Cooke, jewelry maker, measures silver wire prior to cutting and working it. (Ellis J. Malashuk / Baltimore Sun)
Betty Cooke
In 1979 Betty Cooke's award-winning necklace (above) is just two sculptured gold wires and a one-carat diamond.
In 1979 Betty Cooke's award-winning necklace (above) is just two sculptured gold wires and a one-carat diamond. (Walter M. McCardell / Baltimore Sun)
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