William C. Hook (b. 1948) is an American painter known for his American Western landscapes characterized by textured foregrounds and broad brushstrokes of vivid color.Growing up in Kansas City, he attended the Kansas Art Institute and continued his studies at the University of New Mexico. He went on to complete his formal education at the Universita Per Straniere in Italy and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. The artist spent time in New Mexico, whose scenery continues to be the focus of his work. His paintings are in thepermanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, the University of New Mexico, the FORBES Museum, NYC, and the Genesee Museum.