GEORGE COOKE 1793-1849
Exhibition catalog. Born in Maryland, Cooke taught himself to paint after trying his hand as a merchant and land speculator. After a five-year stay in Europe, he returned to America and took up the life of an itinerant portraitist, seeking commissions from Boston to New Orleans. His style vacillated between finished academicism and a more flat linearity reminiscent of most self-taught artists. Well illustrated, some in color.
Publisher: Georgia Museum of Art
Size: 8½x11 inches
Item #: 5792444