June 23, 1974
Alert Bay, BC
William Cook comes from a family of artists: his brother is established Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rande Cook, and his niece is emerging Kwakwaka'wakw artist Jazmine McCrimmon-Cook. He works in the traditional Kwakwaka'wakw style, and has worked with Kwakwaka'wakw artists Patrick Seaweed, Henry Nelson, and Frances Dick. William is primarily a jeweller, but he began creating cedar panels in 2013.