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Howard Norton Cook

Born July 16, 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts; died June 1980 in New Mexico.

Works held:
Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Minneapolis Art Institute; Baltimore Museum of Art; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard; Mattatuck Historical Society, Waterbury, Connecticut; New York Public Library; Art Institute of Chicago; Hamilton College; Lehigh University; Newark Museum; Princeton; Public Library, Springfield, Massachusetts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Courthouse (fresco mural commissioned 1936 by the Section of Fine Art); Post Office building, Corpus Christi, Texas (2 tempera murals, 1941); Federal Building, San Antonio, Texas (16 mural panels, 1937-39); Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Building, Rochester, Minnesota (mural, 1952-54); Victoria & Albert (two fresco murals commissioned by the W.P.A. for the Law Library Springfield, Massachusetts, 1934); British Museum; Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris; kupferstich Kabinett, Berlin.

Federal Murals in Pittsburgh
Paintings conservator Stefan Dedecek of McKay Lodge, Inc. led the conservation work on a fresco and a wall painting in the U.S. Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, completing the work during February. The true fresco work of Howard Norton Cook, Steel Industry, was painted in 1936. The large oil paint on canvas mural by Stuyvesant van Veen, View of Pittsburgh, was painted in 1937.