Cook, Ebenezer Wake (1843-1926) by Scholes, Robert
Ebenezer Wake Cook (1843 – 1926)
A painter of landscapes, often in watercolor, he studied with N. Chevalier and lived in London. His scenes of Venice, Athens, and rural landscapes are still popular and his artwork and posters derived from it still sell well. In the pages of The New Age, he appears in the Letters section, as a defender of traditional British painting and a fierce opponent of post-impressionism. One good example of his views may be found in the number for January 5, 1911 (NA 8.10:238). He was a sound, technical painter, who found the impressionists and their followers careless and sloppy. He was not alone.