Sarnoff's Featured Artist of the Month - James Pringle Cook
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Why I shop at Sarnoff’s.

Sarnoff Artist Materials is one of the finest art supply stores in the United States. Henry is an expert in his field and is a great friend as well. Before Henry came to town I spent a great deal of money in New York and Chicago to find the supplies I need. I no longer need to spend money out of town and I am always happy with the great service. I can have materials shipped to my projects wherever they may be and it is as smooth as silk. Tucson is indeed lucky to have Sarnoff’s


JAMES PRINGLE COOK
paintings@jamespringlecook.com

www.jamespringlecook.com


ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011

  • Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

2010

  • Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Montreal

2009

  • J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
  • Robert Steele Gallery, NYC
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2008

  • Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Robert Steele Gallery, NYC

2007

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Cline Dale Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2006

  • Robert Steele Gallery, NYC
  • Cline Dale Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2005

  • Cline Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2004

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
  • Eric Firestone Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Robert Steele Gallery, NYC

2003

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
  • Vanier Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
  • Dennis Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

2002

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2001

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
  • Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2000

  • Vanier Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID (Aug.)

1999

  • Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Eyre/More Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1998

  • Vanier Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1997

  • Norman Eppink Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

1996

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum ID

1995

  • Davis/ Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL, “New Paintings”

1994

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI
  • Tatistcheff & Co., New York, NY

1993

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1992

  • Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, “James Cook: New Paintings”

1991

  • Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
  • Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1990

  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC

1989

  • Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1987

  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC, “Rural Western Narrative”

1984

  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC, “Mississippi Chronicle”

1983

  • Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI

1982

  • Frumkin/Struve Gallery; Chicago, IL

GALLERIES

Altamira Fine Art

Beaux Arts des Ameriques

Davis Dominguez Gallery

Gail Severn Gallery

J Willott Gallery

William Havu Gallery

 

 

LINKS

Altered Landscapes

Paintings About Paint

Monarch at Public Library

Forest Light

William Havu Gallery

Artscape

Mark Sublette - James Cook

Margaret Regan article

 

 

2011 

  • Exposition de Groupe, Beaux Arts des Ameriques, Montreal, QE
  • J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
  • Family Ties, Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ

2010 

  • J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA (Two Man show)
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Art Toronto, Toronto, ONT
  • Davis Dominguez, Tucson, AZ 

2009

  • Tucson Museum of Art, Trouble in Paradise, Tucson
  • Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson

2008

  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
  • Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
  • Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson

2007 

  • Kansas Masters, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
  • Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2006 

  • Robert Steele Gallery, NYC
  • Cline Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Meyer Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005 

  • “Homage to the Flint Hills”, traveling show:
    Shafer Gallery, Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS
    Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
    Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
    Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS
    Junction City Art Center, Junction City, KS

2004

  • “Homage to the Flint Hills”, traveling show:
    Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe, KS
    Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, KS
    Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS 

2001 

  • “The Art of Collaboration: Garner Tullis Studio”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
  • Robert Steele Gallery, New York City, NY

2000

  • “Reinventing the Landscape III”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • “Flora-A Common Thread VI”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Summer Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Summer Show, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Joseph Gierek Fine Arts, Tulsa, OK
  • Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • “Works on Paper”, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Ill.

1999 

  • “Poetics of Place II” ,Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID (Two-Person)
  • “From Herre to the Horizon: Artists of the Rural Landscape”, Whatcom
    Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA.

1998 

  • “Open Skies”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • “20th Annual Holiday Show”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • “The Last Picture Show”, Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • “Garner Tullis: Art of Collaboration”, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1997

  • Art Fair Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • PLAIN PICTURES: Images of the American Prairie, Joslyn Art Museum,
    Omaha, NE; Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1996 

  • PLAIN PICTURES: Images of the American Prairie, University of Iowa
    Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
  • “Landscape - The Spirit of Place”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Art Fair/Seattle, Gail Severn Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995 

  • Art Fair/Seattle, Gail Severn Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1994 

  • Eitelgeorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN: “Invitational 1994"
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID: “In the Spirit of Nature”
  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC
  • Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1993

  • Traveling Exhibition: “Art and the Law”, West Publishing Company”
    Kennedy Galleries, NYC; Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA; James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL; Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
  • Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • “Seventeenth Annual Holiday Group Show, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1992

  • Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Stonewall Foundation Contemporary Southwest Images #7, “James Cook New Paintings”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
  • “Sixteenth Annual Holiday Group Show”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • “The New Landscape”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1991 

  • Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1990 

  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC: “Kindred Spirits: Three in the Landscape: James Cook, Richard Crozier, Harry Orlyk”
  • Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Boulder Art Center, Boulder, Co.; University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY;
  • Pueblo Art Center, Pueblo, CO: “75th Anniversary Rocky Mountain National Park Exhibition”

1989 

  • Hearst Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
  • Mesa Southwest Museum, Mesa, AZ: “Into Superstition”
  • University Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ: “The New/Old Landscape”
  • Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL: “American Art: Contemporary Landscape”
  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC: “Tenth Anniversary Exhibit”
  • Sherry French Gallery, NYC: “Trains and Planes, The Influence of
  • Locomotion in American Paintings,” a traveling exhibition to Robertson Center for the Arts and Sciences, Binghamton, NY; Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, IN (1990); National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ (1990).
  • Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • E. Hutton Gallery, NYC: “Works on Paper”
  • Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, Loretta, PA: “Art & the Environment”

1988 

  • Mesa Southwest Museum, Mesa, AZ: “Superstition Mountain Horseback Painting Exhibition”
  • Wilson Art Center, Rochester, NY: “The Persistence of Romantic Landscape in American Art”
  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC: “People, Places, Things”
  • Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, Loretta, PA: “The Face of the Land”
  • E.F. Hutton Gallery, NYC: “Works on Paper”
  • Traveling Exhibition: “Art and the Law”, West Publishing Company, traveling to: Muscarelle Art Museum, Williamsburg, VA; Minnesota Art Museum, St. Paul, MN
  • “Invitational Exhibition”, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona Art Department, Tucson, AZ
  • “Nature’s Power”, St. Paul’s Companies, St. Paul, MN

1987 

  • Traveling Exhibition: “Art of the Law”, West Publishing Company, traveling to: Plaza Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA; Albrecht Art Museum, St. Joseph, MO.

1986 

  • Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO: “Watercolor U.S.A. 1986: Monumental Image”
  • Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX: “The American Landscape”
    Metropolitan Museum & Art Center, Coral Gables, FL: “Adventures in Image Making”
  • E.F. Hutton Collection, NYC: “Short Stories”
  • Tatistcheff & Co., NYC: “Group Exhibition”
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA: “Twentieth Century Watercolors and Drawings
  • Squib Gallery, Princeton, NJ: “The New American Scene”
  • Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. “Arizona Biennial”

1985 

  • William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA: “American Realism”
  • “The New American Scene”, Squibb Gallery, Princeton

1984 

  • Sherry French Gallery, NYC: “Mood in Landscape”

1983 

  • Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI

1981

  • Navy Pier, Chicago, IL: “Art 1981"
  • Peter M. Davis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bell, Chicago, IL: “Contemporary American Watercolors”

1980 

  • Frumkin/Struve, Chicago, IL: “Watercolor 1980"

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Boise Art Museum, Idaho
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

 

"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

 

"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

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
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


PUBLICATIONS AND TELEVISION:

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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