asked by younger artists for advice, John Cogan says “paint what you know.” He
follows that advice himself by painting the western landscapes
he has loved
since he was a boy.
John is probably best known as one of the
14 nationally known landscape artists invited in September,
1999 to paint the
interior of the Grand Canyon from the bottom up. The artists
spent eight days rafting through the Grand Canyon, painting their
vision of it.
purpose of the trip, sponsored by the Grand Canyon Trust, was
to increase the public awareness of its
fragile environment. A show of the paintings produced was held
at the Forbes Galleries in New York and San Francisco, the proceeds
benefiting the Grand Canyon Trust.
John has been profiled in
Southwest Art (October, 1989) and Art of the West (March/April,
1990 and September/October, 1995). His
Who in American Art and in the past several years, he
has placed 12 paintings in the top 100 of the Arts for
the Parks Competition,
winning three top awards.
Learn more about John and view his magnificent
landscapes at: http://www.johncogan.com.