(1897 - 1972)
Paul Rodda Cook was active/lived in Texas, Kansas / Mexico. Paul Cook is known for painter-landscape, floral still life, portrait.
Biography Paul Cook
Paul Rodda Cook, 1897-1972, a muralist, and painter of portraits,
landscapes and still-lifes, was born in Salinas, Kansas. His family
moved to Uvalde, Texas when he was 7 years old. It took some time for
Cook to realize that he wanted to be an artist. He first studied law at
the University of Texas, Austin, leaving school for Massachusetts,
where he took a job, obviously marking time, in sales for a tanning
company. He was saved by an illness that sent him back to San Antonio,
where he began his art studies with Hugo David Pohl, then to Taos, New
Mexico, with well-known artists Walter Ufer and Leon Gaspard. When Cook
began his art studies, he did so with a fixity of purpose, continuing
in Boston with Herman
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