Gordon Cook (1927-1985) was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. His work is represented in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, National Museum of American Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
An apparent self-portrait dating from the time of the artist’s marriage to painter Joan Brown. Differing from the abstracted landscapes and still-lives for which Cook is best known, Two Lovers bears resemblance to Brown’s later works, reflecting the productive interplay between their practices during this period.
7 1/4 × 14 1/2 × 6 in. (18.4 × 36.8 × 15.2 cm)