John Hugh Coker
John Hugh Coker is active/lives in New Mexico. John Coker is known for railway scene painting.
Biography John Hugh Coker
John Coker: A Lifetime of Railroading and Art:
I began work as a brakeman and fireman for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in 1973. In 1981 I went to work for the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and was promoted to engineer in 1986. During the long winter layoffs I developed my artistic talents. I have taken several art classes but am predominately self-taught.
I became a full-time artist in 1995 but have worked some summers at both railroads since then. I moved to the Southwest from Los Angeles when I was 18 and fell in love with it. I have traveled extensively in the region. In addition to my lifelong fascination with trains, there is so much more to the West I hope to portray in my w
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