Cox-McCormack, Nancy, 1885-1967Variant names
From the description of Nancy Cox-McCormack papers, 1911-1965. (Tennessee State Library & Archives). WorldCat record id: 35309950
A sculptor, Cushman studied art in St. Louis, Mo. and at the Art Institute of Chicago.
From the description of Papers, 1931-1936 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007180
Sculptor; Author; and Traveler.
Nancy Cox was born in Nashville, Tennessee and attended Ward Seminary. She married Mark McCormack, 1903 (divorced 1908), and later married Charles T. Cushman. She studied drawing, painting, and sculpting at St. Louis School of Fine Arts, Washington University, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a prominent figure in Chicago's art world and civic life, circa 1910's. Friends and associates in Chicago included Sara Bernhardt, Clarence Darrow, Grace Hegger Lewis, Alice Gerstenberg, Eunice Tietjens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Vincent Benť and family. In Europe, circa 1920's, she became friends with poet Ezra and Dorothy Shakespeare Pound and Italian poet Adolpheo De Bosis, and his son, poet and anti-fascist Lauro De Bosis. She opened a studio in Rome, and received a commission to sculpt a portrait bust of Benito Mussolini. She also sculpted busts of Ezra Pound, Italian architect Giacomo Boni, Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Clarence Darrow; and a memorial medallion of Jane Addams. Cushman published Pleasant Days in Spain in 1927. Exhibitions of her artwork were held in Rome, Paris, England, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
From the description of Papers, 1906-2000. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 55508344
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