William L. Cook resides in Virginia Beach, Va. A Michigan native, He attended Central Michigan University where he majored in biological illustration and earned a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts degree in 1979 with a double minor in commercial art and art history.
Since then, he has been employed as a newspaper artist, community college and art center instructor, and major printing company art director. As a federal civilian employee he has held positions of art instructor, illustrator, printing facility manager, art program director, and public affairs officer.
He has lived and photographed in Berlin, Germany; San Francisco, Calif.; and Virginia plus considerable stateside travel as well as to other parts of the world such as the Baltic Region, England, Europe, Eastern Europe, and Alaska. While in Germany he honed his skills under the tutelage of master photographers and had the good fortune to meet and be mentored by the great German sculptor and artist Arno Breker.