Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Cook-Dewitt Center
Location Notes:
CDC; Lobby

Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Cook

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.759.1
Artist:
David LaClaire
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Color Photograph
Date:
1991
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 26.75 in Width: 23.25 in
Description:
Portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Cook. Man in glasses, dark suit, tie; woman in red patterned dress sitting by desk.
Historical Context:
Peter C. Cook began humbly, starting on a manufacturing line for 17 cents an hour and ending owning his own automotive sales company. As he completed his studies, Peter moved into the accounting office as Kelvinator, then at Blackmer Pump, then by 1948 at Ranger Reel. It was there he met the most important mentor, Howard Sluyter, who provided the opportunities and encouragement that were vital to Peter's early success. After many years of success, Peter and his wife, Pat, established an investment company, Cook Holdings, and gave millions of dollars to community organizations through the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Charitable Foundation.