Kenyon Cox

Kenyon Cox, 1856–1919, American painter, draftsman, and art critic, b. Warren, Ohio. He studied in Cincinnati, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and with Carolus-Duran and Gérôme in Paris. He worked in New York City, where he became an influential teacher at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. His portraits, figure pieces, and murals are academic in style. He painted murals for the Library of Congress, the state capitols of Iowa and Minnesota, and the public library of Winona, Minn. His portrait of Saint-Gaudens is in the Metropolitan Museum. Cox's writings on art include Old Masters and New (1905), The Classic Point of View (1911), and Concerning Painting (1917).

See his letters, ed. by H. W. Morgan (1986).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Kenyon Cox: Selected full-text books and articles

Kenyon Cox: 1856-1919: a Life in American Art By H. Wayne Morgan Kent State University Press, 1994
An Artist of the American Renaissance: The Letters of Kenyon Cox, 1883-1919 By Kenyon Cox; H. Wayne Morgan Kent State University Press, 1995
The Italian Presence in American Art, 1860-1920 By Irma B. Jaffe Fordham University Press, 1992
Survey of American Painting: October Twenty-Fourth [To] December Fifteenth, 1940 By Carnegie Institute Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Instit, 1940
American Artists By Royal Cortissoz Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VII "Kenyon Cox"
The American Artist and His Times By Homer Saint-Gaudens Dodd, Mead, 1941
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