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JEFF COCHRAN


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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)

Pink Sky Sunset

Pink Sky Sunset
Painting (H 36in x W 38in)
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)

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue
Painting (H 48in x W 56in)
Gambling With Buffalo Nickels

Gambling With Buffalo Nickels
Painting (H 54in x W 66in)
Native American Gothic

Native American Gothic
Painting (H 58in x W 58in)

Burying His Best Friend

Burying His Best Friend
Painting (H 54in x W 62in)
Symphony I

Symphony I
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Symphony IV

Symphony IV
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)

Symphony VI

Symphony VI
Painting (H 18in x W 18in)
Blue Mountain, Sangre de Cristo

Blue Mountain, Sangre de Cristo
Painting (H 42in x W 44in)
Pasture and an Open Gate

Pasture and an Open Gate
Painting (H 35in x W 36in)

Pastel Sunset

Pastel Sunset
Painting (H 36in x W 38in)
Pasture With Gate and Turquoise Mountains

Pasture With Gate and Turquoise Mountains
Painting (H 30in x W 32in)
Gate to an Alfalfa Field

Gate to an Alfalfa Field
Painting (H 11in x W 18in)

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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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