Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919

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Mural painter, illustrator, teacher, and writer; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Kenyon Cox letters, 1893-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122456081

American artist, author.

From the description of Kenyon Cox papers, circa 1860-1922. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505719883

Kenyon Cox was an American artist, born in Ohio, who studied in Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Paris, 1877-1882. He moved to New York in 1883, was an illustrator for several major magazines and taught and wrote several books on art. In the 1880s he painted several large allegorical works and later painted murals for public buildings.

From the description of Kenyon Cox letter to David A. Munro, 1907 Sept. 28. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358503

Kenyon Cox was a prominent American painter, lecturer, and art critic. He was born in 1856, in Warren, Ohio, and he studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and in Paris, where he befriended artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Cox returned to the United States and made a living illustrating magazines and books, and teaching at the Art Students League in New York. In 1892 he married his student Louise Howland King, born in San Francisco in 1865. Together they became prominent painters and were responsible for the murals that decorated the Liberal Arts Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. During his career, Cox contributed articles and essays on art subjects to various magazines. He was a member of the Society of American Artists, the National Academy of Design, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Kenyon Cox died in 1919 and Louise in 1945. Their son, Allyn, born in 1896, became a successful muralist.

From the guide to the Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Kenyon Cox (1856-1919) was a mural painter, illustrator, teacher, and art critic from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80157850

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referencedIn [Artists at a banquet for Harry Siddons Mowbray] [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. Letters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Seabury, Channing, 1842-1910. Channing Seabury and family papers, 1854-1955, 1987-1988. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Sketchbook : [Paris], ca. 1878-1879. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison, 1865-1906. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Buck, Claude, 1890-1974. Claude Buck papers, 1912-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962 (bulk 1877-1939) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871. Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter family papers, 1840-1961. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Martiny, Philip, 1858-1927. Philip Martiny papers, 1858-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf White, Stanford, 1853-1906. Stanford White correspondence and architectural drawings, 1887-1922, (bulk 1887-1907). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934. Papers of Cass Gilbert, 1841-1961. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cass Gilbert Papers, 1841-1961, (bulk 1886-1934) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Art Students League (New York, N.Y.). Art Students League records, 1875-1955. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930. August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935, bulk, 1904-1914. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Comfort, George Fisk, 1834-1910. Comfort family papers relating to George Fisk Comfort, [ca. 1857]-1955. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Butler, Howard Russell, 1856-1934. Howard Russell Butler papers, 1874-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Kenyon Cox letter to David A. Munro, 1907 Sept. 28. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Philadelphia Museum of Art. Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cox, Louise Howland King, 1865-1945. [Letter] 1909 August 4, New York [to] Harold Goddard Rugg / Louise Cox. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Underwood, Abby E., 1871-1941. Papers, 1888-[ca. 1930]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Abby E. Underwood Papers, 1888-[ca. 1930] Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Kenyon Cox papers, circa 1860-1922. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982. Allyn Cox papers, 1870-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931. Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962 bulk,1877-1939. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Album of pencil sketches [manuscript] 1874-75. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wisconsin. Capitol Commission. General files, 1903-1927. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933. Charles A. Platt architectural records and papers, 1879-1981 (bulk 1882-1933). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Cherry, Emma Richardson, 1859-1954. Emma Richardson Cherry papers, 1883-1948. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Cowles, Russell, 1887-1979,. Oral history interview with Russell Cowles, 1969 Apr. 16 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.). Artists' biographical questionnaires, 1905. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1918. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.). National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895-2007. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Kenyon Cox : [vertical file]. Morris Museum of Art Library
referencedIn Charles A. Platt architectural records and papers, 1879-1981, (bulk 1882-1933) Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Dept. of Drawings & Archives,
creatorOf Century illustrated monthly magazine. Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bank checks for Kenyon Cox and Mrs. Louise Cox, 1898 May 26 and July 27. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Paxton, William McGregor, 1869-1941. William McGregor Paxton papers, 1886-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930. August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.). National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Autograph letter signed Kenyon Cox to: Miss Ethel A. Pennell June 13, 1911. Wellesley College
referencedIn Kenyon Cox [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn [Augustus Saint-Gaudens working on a bas-relief sculpture] [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter Family papers, 1840-1961 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Donoho, Gaines Ruger, 1857-1916. Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Letters, 1899 September 30 and 1907 September 21, Cornish, N.H., to Winston Churchill, Cornish, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Kenyon Cox letters, 1893-1919. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn War Posters Collection, 1913-1945 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1931. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. person
associatedWith Buck, Claude, 1890-1974. person
associatedWith Butler, Howard Russell, 1856-1934. person
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correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
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associatedWith Cherry, Emma Richardson, 1859-1954. person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Cleveland Twist Drill Company (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Cole, Timothy person
associatedWith Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. person
associatedWith Comfort, George Fisk, 1834-1910. person
associatedWith Cowles, Russell, 1887-1979. person
associatedWith Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982. person
associatedWith Cox, Jacob D. (Jacob Dolson), 1828-1900. person
associatedWith Cox, Jacob Dolson, 1881-1953. person
associatedWith Cox, Louise Howland King, 1865-1945. person
associatedWith Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Donoho, Gaines Ruger, 1857-1916. person
associatedWith Eaton, Seymour, 1859-1916. person
associatedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931. person
associatedWith Fuller, Lucia Fairchild. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
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associatedWith Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934. person
associatedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. person
associatedWith Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931. person
correspondedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. person
associatedWith Hewlett, James Monroe, 1868-1941. person
associatedWith Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith La Farge, John, 1835-1910. person
associatedWith Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Martiny, Philip, 1858-1927. person
associatedWith McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. person
associatedWith McKim, Mead & White. corporateBody
associatedWith Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons), 1858-1928. person
associatedWith Munro, David A. (David Alexander), 1848-1910, person
associatedWith National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
associatedWith Opdyke, Leonard E. person
associatedWith Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. person
associatedWith Parrish, Stephen, 1846-1938. person
associatedWith Paxton, William McGregor, 1869-1941. person
associatedWith Pennell, Ethel Adele, 1875-1969. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Putnam, George A. person
associatedWith Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911. person
associatedWith Robinson, Theodore H. (Theodore Henry), 1881-1964. person
associatedWith Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871. person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907. person
associatedWith Saint-Gaudens, Louis, b. 1854. person
associatedWith Saunders, Whitelaw, b. 1879. person
associatedWith Seabury, Channing, 1842-1910. person
associatedWith Simmons, Edward, 1852-1931. person
associatedWith Underwood, Abby E., 1871-1941. person
associatedWith Van Dyke, John C. (John Charles), 1856-1918. person
associatedWith Walker, Henry Oliver. person
associatedWith Watrous, Harry Wilson. person
associatedWith Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. person
associatedWith White, Stanford, 1853-1906. person
associatedWith Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948. person
associatedWith Wingate, Charles E. L. (Charles Edgar Lewis), b. 1861 person
associatedWith Wisconsin. Capitol Commission. corporateBody
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United States
France--Paris
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Ohio--Toledo
Subject
Painting, American
Art--Study and teaching
Sculptors
Muralists
Authors, American
Art students
Art, American
Painters
Muralists--New York (State)--New York
Architects
Mural painters
Architectural firms
Art critics
Artists
Painters--Correspondence
Occupation
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Birth 1856-10-27

Death 1919-03-17

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