Landscape Wildlife paintings
        John Cogan captures the beauty of creation on canvas, painting the landscapes and wildlife of the American West in a unique style that has become known throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.  He works in acrylic, focusing on color and the effects of light. John earned his Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, then an MA  and a Ph.D. in experimental physics from Rice University.  He worked briefly in the corporate world, but in 1982 he left his job to pursue painting full time.

        The Grand Canyon has been one of John's favorite subjects and he has painted it hundreds of times in all seasons and weather over the last thirty years. 
        John has participated in the Grand Canyon Association's Plein Air on the Rim in 2009 through 2018. In September 2012 he won the Jack Dudley Memorial Fund Purchase Award and his painting OUT OF THE DEPTHS will be a permanent part of the Grand Canyon's collection. He won best of show in 2015.
John and "Muffin"
(adopted from the animal shelter........

...Muffin, not John)
        He has won numerous awards in Zion National Park's Plein Air Invitational and has participated from 2010-2018. In 2011 and again in 2017 he won the Superintendent's Award. In 2015 he won the Foundation Award and his painting was chosen to be the poster for the 2016 event. The book Art of the National Parks features John's paintings in the section on Zion National Park.

        In addition to Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, John has paintings in many notable collections including San Juan College and Citizens
Bank in Farmington, New Mexico. He has 27 paintings in the collections of the Sultan of Oman. Other John Cogan paintings are in the collections of Phillips, McGraw Hill, and Raymond James Financial as well as other corporate and private collections.
Copyright 1999-2019 John D Cogan
Exquisite Paintings in the Classical Tradition
ARC Associate Living Master
        In January of 2019 John was chosen as an Associate Living Master by the Art Renewal Center, an honor that places John among the most important representational artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.