“Shady Retreat on the Virgin River”
18 x 24 in.

Available via Zion Natural History Association
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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 the United States and the world.  He paints in acrylic, focusing on color and the effects of light.

The Grand Canyon has been one of John’s favorite subjects and he has painted it hundreds of times in all seasons and weather.  He has participated in the Grand Canyon Association’s “Plein Air on the Rim” from 2009 through 2015 as well as the 2009 “Modern Masters Show” at Kolb Studio. In 2012 and again in 2015 John won the Best of Show award. His painting “Out of the Depths” is a permanent part of the collection of the Grand Canyon. 

Zion National Park is one of John’s favorite painting destinations as well. He has participated in Zion National Park’s “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” plein air invitational in 2010 through 2015, winning multiple awards as well as the Superintendent’s Award in 2011. The book, Art of the National Parks features John’s paintings in the section on Zion National Park.

John’s paintings are part of the in the permanent collections of the Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon National Park, Bernalillo County, Citizens Bank, Conoco Phillips, McGraw Hill, San Juan College, Eastern New Mexico University, Raymond James Financial and John has 25 pieces in the collection of the Sultanate of Oman. 

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