William B. Cook was born in Ohio in October 1863. Cook appears to have arrived in California as an infant. He lived in Willows and Grass Valley (1866-89), Colusa (1895-97) and Monterey (1916). His painting locales included Sausalito, Monterey Peninsula, Humboldt and Nevada counties.
Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1883-86; San Francisco Art Association, 1916.
Works held in public places: Oakland Museum.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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