Howard Cook

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For the Ohio politician, see Howard C. Cook.
Detail of The Importance of San Antonio in Texas History by Howard Cook

Howard Cook (1901–1980) was an American artist, particularly known for his wood engravings[1] and murals. Becker spent much of the 1920s in Europe and returned to live in Taos, New Mexico.[1] Cook was responsible for the The Importance of San Antonio in Texas History mural in San Antonio, a huge work for which he was paid $12,000 in 1937.[2]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ a b Becker, p.56.
  2. ^ Harwood, p.37.


  • Becker, David P. (2006) The Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005. Down East Books.
  • Harwood, Buie. (1993) Decorating Texas: Decorative Painting in the Lone Star State from the 1850s to the 1950s. TCU Press.