James Cook

James Pringle Cook is a native Kansan who now lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife and fellow artist, DeAnn Melton. Cook’s paintings are in the best tradition of American landscape painting. They are big and gutsy, full of virtuosity, with lavish, vigorous and confident brush strokes. In this exhibit, his paintings bring us closer to the vast splendor of the Flint Hills where he spent his formative years and continues to maintain ties to the land and its people. His paintings hang in museums throughout the world including the Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, South Dakota Museum of Fine Arts, Tucson Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Osaka, Japan. His work is included in dozens of public art collections from New York, to London, to Kyoto, Japan.