Shocker Artist James Pringle Cook'72
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 at 7:30 AM
Marcus Welcome Center
Since the age of 7, James Pringle Cook has been on an artistic exploration of urban settings, landscapes and nature. His paintings have been described as simultaneously powerful and remarkably sensitive in revealing their subjects, whether cityscape or landscape. Known for thick impastos and scraped textures, Cook’s paintings have lush, radiant surfaces that pull the viewer into the canvas. Cook studied painting and printmaking at Emporia State, where he earned both BA and MA degrees. He then studied at Wichita State, from which he received an MFA in 1972. He took a faculty position at the University of Arizona in Tucson in the early 1970s, leaving in 1978 to give his full attention to making art. From his home base in Tucson, Cook travels the world and often returns to Kansas to paint, en plein air, the Flint Hills and other local landscapes. His works are held in numerous museum collections, including the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Osaka, Japan, as well as in many public collections located in Wichita, New York City and Yellowstone National Park Headquarters in Wyoming — to the Canadian Petroleum Collection in Calgary, Canada, and IBM in Stuttgart, Germany.
For members of the WSU Alumni Association, the event, which includes a breakfast buffet, costs $18 per person; the cost for nonmembers is $20 per person; and the cost for students is $10 per person. Please make your reservations online for this must-attend Shocker happening no later than May 8th.
For more info, please contact Erin Stieben at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-978-3829