Biography

John Cobb

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1954
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Education:
 

1981-1983 B.A. in Fine Arts, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
1975-1976 Independent Study in France, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Italy
1974-1975 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1973 Del Mar Junior College, Corpus Christi, Texas
1972-1973 University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
1971 Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas
1968-1971 Private Study with Joseph Cain, Corpus Christi, Texas
1961-1968 Texas School of Fine Arts with Charles Normann, Austin, Texas
 

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2013 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
2012-2013 John Cobb: Chapel Installation and Landscape Paintings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2012 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
2011 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
2010 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, Antelope Valley Community College, Lancaster, California
2009 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, St. Mark’s Episcopal, Church, Austin, Texas
2009 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
2008 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, University of Houston, Medial Library, Houston, Texas
2007 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, HEB Foundation Camp, Kerrville, Texas
2006 John Cobb: The Chapel Series, St. Edward’s University, Maybee Ballroom, Austin, Texas
2005 St. Edward’s University, Fine Arts Gallery, Austin, Texas
2001 University of Texas, Preforming Arts Center, Austin, Texas
2001 Fred Page Art Appraisers, Hollywood, California
1996 Concordia Lutheran College, Austin, Texas
1987 Texas State Treasury, Austin, Texas
1987 Capitol City Playhouse, Austin, Texas
1987 Bois D’ Arc Gallery, Austin, Texas
1986 University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
1986 Wimberley Bank, Represented by Mark and Lynn Smith
 

 

Group Exhibitions:
 

2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2013 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Fresh & Salty (a Valley House Gallery group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2005 M.D. Anderson Medical Library, Houston, Texas
2004 Laity Lodge, HEB Foundation Ranch, Kerrville, Texas
2002 Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
2000 Dell Jewish Community Center, Austin, Texas
1999 Illuminatae, Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas
1999 Surfing & Art, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
1999 Square Roots, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
1998-1999 Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit, Del Mar College, C.C. Texas
1997-1998 Sacred Art, Concordia Lutheran College, Austin, Texas
1996-1998 Chios Gallery, Marathon, Texas
1997 Hogeye Festival, Elgin, Texas
1987 L’Abri Conference, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas
1985-1987 Austin Annual, Arts Warehouse, Austin, Texas
1985 Common Ground Exhibit, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
1984 Rockport Art Museum, Rockport, Texas
1983-1984 Student Art Exhibit, St Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
1983 SOHO Gallery, Austin, Texas
1978 Home of John Anderson, Corpus Christi, Texas
1974 Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
1973 Student Art Exhibit, Art Building, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
1968-1972 Five Invitational exhibits, Peerman Gallery of Fine Arts, Corpus Christi, Texas
 

 

Literature:
 

Ginger Henry Geyer, “Art on Board: The Chapel Paintings of John Cobb,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Volume 9, 2012-2013, pages 71-73, multiple images reproduced.
 

Jerome Weeks, “John Cobb’s Visions at First Presbyterian,” Art + Seek, April 4, 2012, http://artandseek.net/2012/04/04/john-cobbs-visions-at-first-presbyterian.
 

Frederick Turner, “The Eyes of Texas: Texas Art and Texas Light,” American Arts Quarterly, (The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center; Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), Summer 2010, Volume 27, Number 3, pages 27-33.
 

Ginger Henry Geyer, “Art on Board: John Cobb’s Panel Pastel Paintings Hit the Texas Highway,” Image: Art, Faith, Mystery, (Seattle Pacific University; Seattle, Washington), Fall 2005, Number 47, pages 33-43, numerous reproductions.
 

Rachel Koper, “Constructing the Illusion of Depth: Four of Austin’s Master painters Reveal the Secrets of their Craft,” The Austin Chronicle, December 31, 2004.
 

 

Awards
 

1999 Purchase Award, Del Mar College, The Body of Christ
1999 Best of Show, Salinas Art fair, Bastrop Association of Arts, Bastrop, Texas
1996 One Man Show Award, Concordia Lutheran College, Austin, Texas
1992 Art in Public Places, O. Henry Museum, Austin, Texas, O. Henry at Cards
1984 Texas Fine Arts Association State Citation, Elgin Brick Quarry
1983 Grant-in-aid, Austin Art League, Group I.
1983 St. Edward’s Merit of Achievement
1982 St. Edward’s Merit of Achievement
1973 Art Achievement Award, Richard King High School, Corpus Christi, Texas
1972 Art Achievement Award, Richard King High School, Corpus Christi, Texas

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