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St. Xavier, Fishing boat in the harbor

John Cook

American  1870 - 1936
watercolor  14" x 21.5" 
    Born and raised on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, he was inspired at age 8 by a sketching group he observed, led by Boston painter William Morris Hunt. Later he studied in Boston with Joseph DeCamp and Douglas Volk and returned to Gloucester to record scenes of the local waterfront. He is known for his watercolors, simplicity of design, and emphasis on light and shade.
   Cook was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, the Boston Art Club, the Gloucester Society of Artists, and the North Shore Arts Association, the Baltimore Watercolor Club, the Rockport Art Association, the American Federation of Artists, and the New Haven Art Society. For many years, he had a gallery in the Hawthorne Inn on Easter Point Road. 
   He is listed in Who Was Who in American Art and on AskArt, as well as most other art references. His work is illustrated in Ted Tyser Small Masterpieces. His work is in the Oakland Museuam and the Huntington County Museum of Fine Arts.
   This exquisite watercolor of the St. Xavier gives the impression of a quiet harbor scene early in the morning. The artist includes a seagull, the dock in the background and the reflection of the boat in the water, suggesting the calm waters of the harbor.


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