Howard Norton Cook, Western Artist

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Artist Signature Howard Norton Cook, Western ArtistWestern artist Howard Norton Cook is best known for his murals, many of which were New Deal art projects. In 1937, Cook was paid $12,000 to create The Importance of San Antonio in Texas History, a 16-panel fresco in a San Antonio post office. Cook exhibited widely and received critical acclaim during his career, and his works are displayed in many major public and private collections.

Howard Norton Cook (1901–1980) was an American artist.  Cook was born in Massachusetts and then traveled extensively around the world, ultimately making his home in Taos, New Mexico.  During his travels, he studied and explored a wide variety of media, including pastels, watercolors, wood engravings, and various methods of printmaking. 

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