Biography of Kenyon Cox


Cox, Kenyon. Painter. Born in Warren, Ohio, October 27, 1856. Studied in Cincinnati and Philadelphia; in Paris under Carolus Duran and Gerome, 1877-82; returned to New York. Pictures are principally portraits and figure pieces. Painted two decorations in Library of Congress, one in Walker Art Gallery, Bowdoin College; one in Minnesota State Capitol; one in Citizens' Building, Cleveland, OH; frieze in court room, Appellate Court, New York; and other decorative pictures. He contributed to leading magazines on art subjects. Part author of "Modern French Masters," edited by J. C. Van Dyke, and of "The Nineteenth Century." Author: "Mixed Beasts," "Old Masters and New." Died 1919.