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 John Dennis Cogan  (1953 - )

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/Texas      Known for: national park landscapes

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Biography from Lee Youngman Galleries:
John Cogan, born in 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas, now living with his wife and four daughters in New Mexico, is a painter of Western landscape.  His education includes a BS Physics, Texas A&M University; MA Physics, Rice University; and Ph.D.Physics, Rice University, with independent study in art education.

Cogan continues to win major awards, one of the most notable being those from Arts for the Parks.  In the Top 100 Exhibition, he has had 2 paintings in 1992, 2 in 1994, 3 in 1995, 2 in 1996, 1 in 1997, and 2 in 1999.   He received Landscape Award of Merit in 1994; Collectors Award in 1995; Individual Juror Award (Christin Mollring) in 1996, and three paintings were selected for posters by Images of America. John Cogan is a published author in The Artist's Magazine, "Landscape Painting Pitfalls" September 1993, Art Materials Today, "Capitalize on the Versatility of Acrylic" September/October 1994, and The Artist's Magazine, "The Varied Faces of Acrylic", September 1995.

Cogan has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West (twice), Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, 2000, The Majesty of the Grand Canyon (This book is a history of the Grand Canyon in Art and features numerous 19th and 20th century artists.)

Paintings by John Cogan can be found in many major collections, including San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico, Citizens Bank permanent collection, Burlington Resources, McGraw Hill, Raymond James Financial, and others.   He is currently creating a 48" x 120" triptych for Bernalillo County Courthouse in New Mexico.

Cogan was one of fifteen artists invited to take part in the Grand Canyon Landscape Painters Expedition sponsored by the Grand Canyon Trust in September, 1999.   The artists rafted down the Colorado River and painted the inner canyon to increase awareness of the fragile environment of the Grand Canyon.

Biography from Southwest Gallery:
John Cogan is a Texas born artist who has made western landscape scenes integral to both his lifestyle and his body of work.  He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and now lives in Farmington, New Mexico.  The countryside that has surrounded him all his life has had a great influence on the scenes he chooses to paint.  He is most fond of painting landscapes from areas such as Yosemite and the Grand Canyon.  His images are done in acrylics on canvas and range from mountain stream scenes to majestic views of Old Faithful to simple sunlit landscapes.

Cogan has been painting professionally for over twenty years, and in that time he has been featured in a number of publications and involved in several important commissions.  In 1999, he was one of 15 artists invited to raft down the Colorado River for the Grand Canyon Landscape Painters Expedition.  The trip was intended to heighten the artists’ awareness of the ever-changing environment in the inner canyon.

The artist received his Ph.D. in Physics from Rice University in 1981, and for a short time held a career as an atomic physicist for Shell Oil Company.  It was at the urgings of his wife that he began painting full time and traded in science for art.  His background in physics has been an asset to his work, however.  His knowledge of physics and geology has aided him in the rendering of light upon geographical surfaces. “Understanding the physical properties of a landscape and how the elements affect it enables me to portray it more realistically,” says Cogan.

His works are included in the permanent collections of San Juan College, Citizens Bank and Burlington Resources, all in Farmington, New Mexico.

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