Mar Gretta Cocking
(1894 - 1995)
Mar Gretta Cocking was active/lived in South Dakota, Wisconsin. Mar Gretta Cocking is known for high color still life, landscapes and pure abstract painting and teaching.
Biography Mar Gretta Cocking
Cocking, Mar Gretta
(1894 Mineral Point, Wisconsin-1995 Spearfish, South Dakota)
Also known as Gretta Cocking
renowned art teacher and modernist painter dedicated to continuing
education, Mar Gretta Cocking excelled at both teaching and painting
during much of her 101 year life span. She began her formal education at
the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with enrollment in the School of
Fine Arts, and earned her BA degree in 1925. Among her teachers were Dwight Kirsch, Chair of the Department, and Henrietta Brock, whose specialty was china painting.
In 1932, Mar Gretta earned an MFA
degree from the University of Oregon. Meanwhile between 1913 and 1921,
she had studied intermittently at Northern
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