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JEFF COCHRAN


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The Musician

The Musician
Painting (H 52in x W 48in)
Cleaning Sunflower Seeds

Cleaning Sunflower Seeds
Painting (H 60in x W 52in)
Autumn Wind

Autumn Wind
Painting (H 32in x W 32in)

Autumn in Taos Field Study I

Autumn in Taos Field Study I
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Autumn in Taos Field Study II

Autumn in Taos Field Study II
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Autumn in Taos Field Study III

Autumn in Taos Field Study III
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)

Autumn in Taos Field Study IV

Autumn in Taos Field Study IV
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Autumn in Taos Field Study V

Autumn in Taos Field Study V
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Autumn in Taos Field Study VI

Autumn in Taos Field Study VI
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)

Autumn in Taos Field Study VII

Autumn in Taos Field Study VII
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Autumn in Taos Field Study VIII

Autumn in Taos Field Study VIII
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Autumn in Taos Field Study IX

Autumn in Taos Field Study IX
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)

Mr. Romero's Cattle

Mr. Romero's Cattle
Painting (H 48in x W 52in)
August Pasture I

August Pasture I
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
August Pasture II

August Pasture II
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)

August Pasture III

August Pasture III
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
August Pasture IV

August Pasture IV
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
August Pasture V

August Pasture V
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)

August Pasture VI

August Pasture VI
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
August Pasture VII

August Pasture VII
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
August Pasture VIII

August Pasture VIII
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)

August Pasture IX

August Pasture IX
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Sunset at Pot Creek, New Mexico

Sunset at Pot Creek, New Mexico
Painting (H 32in x W 32in)
After the Storm Passed

After the Storm Passed
Painting (H 26in x W 26in)

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Artist Biography

Jeff Cochran grew up in a small town in Indiana and won an art scholarship to attend college. He began is art career as an illustrator for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, and by the age of 20 he sold his first painting.

Cochran has a house and studio in Taos, New Mexico, along with 5 acres of organic gardens. In winter, he spends his time in “a funky little tin-roof cabin in Costa Rica that is fairly close to the ocean.”


Much of Cochran’s early success and renown came from his large paintings of Chimpanzees. “I started painting them in college and right away I could see that people liked them and connected with them – they’re almost self-portraits of some sort. It’s a fun mental game too, because it’s like the chimps are human without being human, and I think that makes it easier for viewers to put themselves in the painting when it is a chimp than if it were a portrait of just some non-descript human.” Cochran’s dinner with Jane Goodall came about when he found out that the Jane Goodall Institute’s annual fund raiser. Uninvited, he sent them a four-foot chimp painting. Goodall loved the painting so much that she didn’t want to auction it off but wanted to hang it in her office. So Cochran sent a second painting to donate to the auction, and later attended Goodall’s 70th birthday party.

In addition to painting, Cochran is an organic farmer, selling vegetables at farmer’s markets, as well as opening his farm to young people interested in gardening and farming. Cochran thinks of his farming as art, and that what he is really doing is creating a giant land sculpture. “The different colors of plants and soil and mulch contrasting with furrows and beds are like a three dimensional painting.”


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