John  Cogan
John Cogan - photo courtesy of artist

Painting is a way to communicate without using words. Each painting is a story, perhaps about the change of seasons, an anecdote about an animal or the infinite history of the Grand Canyon. Maybe it is a legend about a romantic vista or a tale about the warmth turning cold as the red evening light fades from a snow-covered mountain. As an artist, it is my job to capture the viewer's attention by the contrasts in the painting, lead the eyes across the composition, direct them to the center of interest, and guide them gently into seeing the story that I saw, the inspiration that led me to choose that particular scene as my subject matter. If the viewer reads and comprehends my story, then I have succeeded in my artistic task.

Education

Texas A&M University; 1981 - Rice University, Ph.D. in physics. 1960 - private instruction with Arnold Leondar, Midland, TX; no formal art training, primarily self-taught.

Community Involvement / Other Accomplishments

1994 - Afternoon at Echo Amphitheater, commissioned for the Permanent Art Collection of San Juan College, Farmington, NM; numerous pieces in the permanent collections of Citizens Bank, Farmington, NM; 2000 - commissioned painting, Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse, Albuquerque.

Artist Exhibits

Juried:
Arts for the Parks competitions - placed twelve paintings in the Top 100; 1995 - Collectors Award; 1994 - Landscape Award of Merit

Invitational:
1994 - Fine Arts Committee Artist Invitational, Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM; 1999 - Artist Invitational, Forbes Galleries in New York and San Francisco, Grand Canyon Trust, Grand Canyon, AZ

Group:
2008 - "The Lunch Bunch", Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM

Publications:
Southwest Art magazine, October 1989; Art of the West magazine, September/October 1995; Art of the West magazine, March/April 1990; Who's Who in American Art; Who's Who in America, 2000.

Biographical Resources

artist, http://www.johncogan.com/

Afternoon At the Amphitheatre
Afternoon At the Amphitheatre
Ghost Ranch Country
Ghost Ranch Country
Evening At San Juan College - preliminary sketch
Evening At San Juan College - preliminary sketch
La Plata Mountains
La Plata Mountains
Juniper & Sunlight
Juniper & Sunlight
Forest Sentinel
Forest Sentinel
View from Pinon Mesa
View from Pinon Mesa
Chamisa Spring
Chamisa Spring
Clock Tower - San Juan College
Clock Tower - San Juan College

Artists of the SJC Permanent Art Collection

Abbott, Patt
Abeyta, Tony
Achkasov, Demetrij
Adams, C.
Aldava, Andrew
Attaway, C.
Barber, Lou
Barnes, Carole
Barratt, Julianne
Barron, Rex
Bates, Leo
Bates, Myk
Bechara, Tony
Begay, John
Begay, Ferrell
Begay, Shonto
Begay, Verna
Begay, Sarah
Begay Sr., Arthur
Bell, Catherine
Benally, George
Benally, Eric
Besji, Giuseppe
Betoni, Beau
Bia, Fred
Billie, Michael
Bird, Jay
Black, Allan
Black, Jackie
Black, Tom
Blair, Robert
Bluestone, Rebecca
Boshardt, Mary
Bradshaw, Mark
Brady, Janet
Brainerd, C.
Bray, Alan
Brenner, Karl
Brewer, Goldie
Brewer, Nancy
Broadway, Marc
Brodnax, Randy
Brooks, Dorothy
Brouillette, Al
Brown, Patrice
Buck, Fionna
Bulloch, Michael
Bulloch, Sharon
Burns, Janet
Burridge, Robert
Butler, Myrna
Byrom, Barabara
Campbell, Marilyn
Casselberry, Michael
Chambers, Kathleen
Charley, Emeric
Cheney, Walters
Clarkson, Karen
Clayton, Jane
Cloy, Peggy Melyssa
Cobianco, Sheena
Coffey, Wanda
Cogan, John
Coker, David
Collins IV, William
Compton, Robin
Contractor, Donna Lorraine
Cox, Brian
Crawford, Carolyn
Crowley, Maegan
Culpepper, Dorothy
Cumberworth, Judith
Darmody, Michael
Deckard, Donna
Dollar, Anita
Douglass, Ralph
Douglass, Rae
Dubeck, Charles
Dunn, Trevor
Dunn, Lindy
Duran, Esteban Ismael
Durham, Guylynn
Edgar, David
Edwards, Viki
Egri, Ted
Elam, Sandy
Ellis, Don
Emerson, Anthony
Emerson, Gloria
Englehart, Stanton
Etcitty, Esther
Evers, Mar
Ewing, Kathy
Farm, Gerald
Faulconer, Mary
Field, Adam
Fiskus-Zeiger, Geraldine
Flythe, Roger
Follis, Randy
Freidline, Glenn
Fulton, Joy
Fundingsland, Ron
Furman, Lola
Galloway, Julia
Gerstner, Clint
Gifford, J.Nebraska
Gillespie, Judy
Gilmour, Leon
Ginsberg, Estelle
Goldman, Jan
Gomez, Andrew
Gorman, R.C.
Greene, Daniel
Groth, Belinda
Gwinn, Helen
Haight, Cathy
Hall, James
Hamilton, Russell
Hardie, Darlene
Hardy, John
Hartman, Anne
Hashimoto, Chyako
Hatch, William
Heath, Shirlen
Herby, Sharon
Hicks, Bobby
Hill, Bobby
Hill, Steven
Hogue, Lorenzo
Holmes, Kathleen
Hubble, Rod
Hyde, Doug
Inukai, Kyohei
Ivey, Lisa
Jacques, Michael
Joe, Oreland
Joe, James
Johnson, Cordell
Karner, Peter
Katirgis, Margaret
Kinder, Jean
King, Larry
Kinney, Harriet
Kinyon, Karroll
Kirkham, Pamela
Knight, Pat
Kompare, Maria
Krynski, Alexandra
Lalumia, Frank
Latta, Dale
Laughter, Laurita
Lawing, Dwight
Lee, Charles
Leppert, Pat
Lewis, Milton
Lewis, Christine
Lewis, Gayle
Lowe, Zee
Luna, Daniel
MacAdams, Mary
Mann, Lee
Martinez, Marion
Masters, Mary
Matthews, Marilyn
Maxwell, Dwayne
Mayfield, Fran
Mayhew, Timothy
McDaniel, Eileen
McElwain, Louisa
McGown, Cari
McNealy, Cindy
McQueen, Sue
McVey, Lee
Meerfeld, Blair
Meyers, Ron
Mitchell, Marty
Morgan, Jazz
Mullen, Carol
Mumford, Daphne
Mumma, Lance
Nakai, Justin
Navarrete, Patty/Juan
Neely, Susie
Nelson, Sandy
Nez, J.
NezBegay, Harold
Noble, Jim
Olsen, Vivian
Orr, Jeremy
Peacock, Frank
Pedolsky, Lisa
Peters, Evelyn
Peterson, Herb
Pohlmann, Hank
Powers, Daniel
Pratt, Charles
Purcell, Carl
Quiller, Stephen
Rabbit, Bill
Rattay, Suzanne
Reed, Susan
Reeves, Linda
Reeves, Timothy
Reiche, Greg
Renner, Robin
Reynolds, Worley
Rodrigo, W.
Rudder, Jeannie
Samuels, Edward
Sandoval, Steward
Schmierer, Anna
Schumann, Evelyn
Seely, Alice
Sieveking, Imogen
Silversmith, Mark
Silverwood, Mary
Simpson, LittleRiver
Sloan, Faye
Smith, Philip
Smith, Gay
Smith, Ann
Stanley, Helen
Stannard, Elizabeth
Stevens, Doris
Stillwell, Nancy
Suttman, Paul
Swadesh, Daisy
Tarrago, Leticia
Taylor, Revis
Taylor, Bev
Teasyatwho, Ambrose
Telford, Adam
Templeton, Ann
Teofanov, Sarah
Tidwell, Enid
Toscano, Dee
Trabaudo, Eleanor
Trigg, James
Trosky, Toni
Tubiolo, Sam
Tyler, Kym
Valdez, Ramon
Valencia, Pete
VanDerfeller, Corneilious
Vigil, John
Vigil, Michael
Volkin, Hilda
Walling, K.
Walters, Curt
Weber, Albert
Webster, Kim
Wemytewa, Edward
West, Phillip
White, Helgy
White Owl, Maynard
Williams, Peggy
Wilson, Tashiba
Wilson Jr., Billy
Zeiger, Jay
Zornes, Milford

Artists Listed: 260