COX, David

1914 - 1979

David Cox was born at Falmouth, Cornwall on 5 December 1914, son of Alfred Cox, J.P., his mother's maiden name was Wilson. David was educated at Weymouth College and King's College, London and studied art in London, France and Italy and was associated with the St Ives Society of Artists and the Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall. Cox initially trained as an aeronautical engineer but later turned to pottery and eventually to oil painting. Cox exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club, Royal West of England Academy, Leicester Gallery, Leger Gallery, Marlborough Gallery and widely overseas. David Cox married at Kensington, London in 1936, Margaret E. MacLean and they had a son and a daughter. He lived at 'Wick', Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk where he ran his own art school and one of his pupils was Paul Biddlecombe, who painted the interior of Cox's studio. David Cox died at Underwood Grange, Naunton, Suffolk on 18 March 1979.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Studio, Cubert, Newquay, Cornwall
1947 The Fal at Lamorran
from 5 Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall
1949 The Green Petticoat
         Girl Reading
from Wick, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
1951 358 Girl Dressing
         602 The Dressing Room
         624 The Red Jacket
1952 601 The Green Jacket
1954 137 The White Slip
637 Rehearsal




Works by This Artist