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    HOWARD NORTON COOK (American, 1901-1980)
    Chrysler Building, 1930
    Wood engraving
    Signed lower right: Howard Cook
    5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 7.6 cm)

    The Uptown Gallery, New York (label verso).

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    Howard Norton Cook spent the first part of his career mastering the art of etching, aquatint, woodcut, wood engraving and lithography.  He began by studying etching under Joseph Pennell at the Art Students League in New York.  Between 1922 and 1927, he produced illustrations for magazines such as Forum and Century.  After receiving an assignment to illustrate Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, he traveled to New Mexico, where he made his home later, in the year 1935.  In 1929, he traveled to Paris with his wife to study lithography.  When he returned to New York, his work depicted the many construction projects in the city.  By 1931 Cook had his work represented four times in "50 Prints of the Year".  By the 1940's, Cook had moved away from printmaking to other media - oils, pastels, and watercolors.  He is widely known for producing many images from the culture and landscapes of New Mexico.  His work can be found in the collections of many major museums, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, and the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia. 

    Condition Report*: A light stain along the upper right side.  Not examined outside of frame.
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    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
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