James Pringle Cook

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James Pringle Cook painting in room at Boise Art Museum

Boise Art Museum

James Pringle Cook oil painting of aspen,
                 pine trees with cascading water at Colorado Convention Center

Boulder Creek - Autumn 08 #1 @72"x216"

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Co.



Boise Art Museum, Idaho (photo above) 
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Rahr-West Museum, Wisconsin
Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe
Indiana University Museum of Art, Bloomington
University of Minnesota Museum of Art
University of Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City
South Dakota Museum of Fine Arts, SD
New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, Japan
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
State University at Albany Museum of Art, New York
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson
Yuma Art Center, Yuma, Arizona
The Ackland Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Princeton University Collection, Princeton, New Jersey
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado


Altered Landscapes

Paintings About Paint

Monarch at Public Library

William Havu Gallery

Mark Sublette - James Cook

Margaret Regan article

The Painted Image - Recent Paintings by James Pringle Cook PDF

Video: James Pringle Cook Owes a Lot to the Mulvane Museum



"Cook's paintings are powerful while remaining remarkably sensitive to an environment that is fully revealed through the brush and mind of the artist. In each painting, one is fascinated by his ability to translate refracted light through color interwoven with textures, shadows, and depths of field. Adeptly, he guides us down paths we might normally not see, to look more closely at the space and planes between the fore and backgrounds. His compositions are ever changing patterns that are not unlike intricate weavings related to baroque silk brocades from the Orient."

--Stephen Vollmer


"James Cook is an American artist. He is not an American artist simply because he was born in America, or because he studied here, or because he works here, or because the subjects of his paintings are American subjects. He is an American artist for all these reasons, and more importantly because he sees himself and believes himself to be an American artist and part of the American tradition in art."

--Robert A. Yassin



Allied Bank of Texas, Houston

A.T.&T., New York, New York

The Bank of New York, New York, New York

Canadian Petroleum Collection, Calgary, Alberta

Cargill Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chemical Bank, New York, New York

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Co.

Continental Illinois National Bank, Chicago

E.F. Hutton, New York, New York

Emporia State University, Kansas

Ernst & Whinney, New York, New York

First Bank of Evanston, Illinois

F.M.C. Corporation, Chicago, Il.

IBM, Stuttgart, Germany

The Kemper Group, Chicago, Il.

LaSalle National Bank, Chicago, Il.

Lehman Brothers, New York

Marsh, McClellan, New York, New York

Mutual of New York, New York, New York

Northern Trust Company, Chicago, Il.

NYNEX, New York, New York

Otis Elevator Company, Connecticut

Owens - Illinois, Toledo, OH

Pacific Enterprises Oil Company of Dallas, Texas

Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison, New York, New York

Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, New Jersey

Quarles & Brady Law Firm, Tucson, Arizona

Regions Bank, NYC

The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, Minnesota

Sears, Roebuck & Company, Chicago, Il.

Sonoita Enterprises, Tucson, Arizona

Stephens, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas

Texaco, White Plains, New York

Texaco, London, England

Texaco, Kyoto, Japan

Thomas Duke Company, Troy, Michigan

Transwest/NCH Corporation, Tucson, Arizona

Tucson-Pima Library, Tucson, Arizona

 U.S. Tobacco, Greenwich, Connecticut

West Publishing, St. Paul, Minnesota

United Airlines, Chicago, Il.

Bank of America, San Francisco, California

Ashland Enterprises, Tucson, Arizona

Yellowstone National Park Headquarters, Yellowstone, Wyoming


Art Scape Media Interview at artscapemedia.com 

Trouble in Paradise:Examing Discord Between Nature and Society,

Julie Sasse, Chief Curator, Tucson Museum of Art, 2009

Western Art Collector, January 2008

An Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Dan Leach Collection, Julie

Sasse, Chief Curator, Tucson Museum of Art, 2007  

The Artists Bluebook, Lonnie Pierson Dunbier, Editor, 2005

American Art Collector, December 2005

Highlights, Michael K. Komanecky, Editor, Phoenix Art Museum Collection, 2002

New American Painting No. 36, 2001

Faces of Arizona, Michel F. Sarda, 1999

New American Painting No. 12, 1997

Plain Pictures, Joni Kensey, 1996

The Red Book, Southwest Art, 1993

The New Mexican, January 1993, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tucson Weekly, November 1992, Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Citizen, November 1992, Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Citizen, March 1991, Tucson, Arizona

Images Showing Locomotion’s Effect, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 1990

Into the Superstitions, January 1989, Channel 12 News, Phoenix, Arizona

The Arizona Daily Star, February 1989, KUAT television

The Territorial, January 1989, Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Citizen, January 1989, Tucson, Arizona

Arts Magazine, February 1987

American Artist, Watercolor 1988 Issue

Dallas Morning News, September 12, 1986, Dallas, Texas

American Realism: Twentieth Century Watercolors and Drawings, Harry N.

   Abrams, Jr., NY 1986

New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana

Chicago Tribune, May 1982, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday Sun Times, May 1982 Chicago, Illinois

American Artist, February 1982

Chicago Sun-Times, May 1981, Chicago, Illinois

Ocular Magazine, “New Faces, New Images”, Fall 1981

"Arts Beat”, James Cook, KUAT (Ch. 6), 11/10/92, Tucson Museum of Art

    Solo Show, Tucson, Arizona       

“Arts Beat”, Fine Art for Fine Causes, KUAT (Ch. 6), March 1990, Tucson, Arizona

“Arts Beat”, KUAT (Ch. 6), 1993, Tucson, Arizona

"Arts Beat”, James Cook and George Harkins, Davis Gallery, Tucson, Arizona,

    KUAT (Ch. 6) 1994

Art Talk, Cover Story 1999

 New American Painting, Vol. 12, 1997

New American Painting, Vol. XXIV, 1999

American Artists, February 2000>

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