John Cogan

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John Cogan

ARC Associate Living Master TM

30 artworks

American

Born 1953

http://www.johncogan.com

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A Well-Earned Rest

acrylic

23 x 30 cms | 9 x 11 3/4 ins

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Afternoon Transformation

acrylic

76 x 102 cms | 29 3/4 x 40 ins

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Angels Landing

acrylic

46 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

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Angels Window Afternoon Light

acrylic

76 x 51 cms | 29 3/4 x 20 ins

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Autumn Fire

acrylic

76 x 102 cms | 29 3/4 x 40 ins

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Colors of Enchantment

acrylic

154.9 x 193 cms | 61 x 76 ins

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Coyote Clouds

acrylic

76 x 61 cms | 29 3/4 x 24 ins

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Down by the Riverside

acrylic

91.4 x 71.1 cms | 36 x 28 ins

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Gentle Light of Afternoon

acrylic

76 x 46 cms | 29 3/4 x 18 ins

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Gilded Sculptures of the Morning

acrylic

137 x 56 cms | 53 3/4 x 22 ins

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John D Cogan is an American painter, born 24 February 1953. He currently lives in Farmington New Mexico with his wife Karen.

 

John paints almost exclusively in acrylic, working on canvas or panel. He strives to capture creation’s splendor in the landscapes of the American Southwest. His style is unique, consisting in thin underpainting and thicker finishes, rich pigments, glazes, scumbles and attention to detail. His focus is on color and the transient effects of light.

 

John earned his PhD in physics from Rice University in 1981. But finding more personal fulfillment in painting, he made it his lifelong vocation in October 1982.

 

The Grand Canyon has been one of John’s favorite subjects and he has painted it hundreds of times in all seasons and weather.  He has participated in the Grand Canyon Association’s Plein Air on the Rim from 2009 through 2017 as well as the 2009 Modern Masters show at Kolb Studio. In 2012 John’s painting “Out of the Depths” won the Jack Dudley Memorial Purchase Award and is a permanent part of the collection of the Grand Canyon.  In 2015 John won Best of Show. He has also spent time on both the North and South Rims as Artist in Residence.

 

Zion National Park is another of John’s favorite painting destinations as well; its quiet beauty and cathedral-like setting have inspired many of his best paintings. He has participated in Zion National Park’s Plein Air Invitational from 2010 through 2017 winning multiple awards including the Superintendent’s Award in 2011 and 2017, and the Foundation Award in 2015. His painting “Waters of Evening” was used as the poster painting in 2016. The recent book, Art of the National Parks features John’s paintings in the section on Zion National Park.

 John has won numerous awards and his paintings are part of the permanent collections of the Grand Canyon, Bernalillo County, Citizens Bank, Conoco Phillips, McGraw Hill, San Juan College, Eastern New Mexico University, Raymond James Financial, Xanterra, Zion National Park, among others. John has 27 pieces in the collection of the Sultanate of Oman.  

El Prado Galleries (Sedona, Scottsdale, Santa Fe), Horizon Gallery (Jackson, WY), Galleries West (Jackson, WY), Turpin Gallery (Jackson, WY), Reflections Gallery (Santa Fe), Marigold Arts (Santa Fe), Mainview Gallery (Scottsdale), LaFave Gallery (Springdale, UT), Sunti World Gallery (Whitefish, MT), Traditions Fine Art (Farmington, NM)