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Allyn Cox papers, 1856-1982

Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 11 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York, New York, and Washington, D.C. painter and muralist Allyn Cox measure 11 linear feet and date from 1856-1982. The collection documents Cox's personal and professional life through biographical material, family and general correspondence, writings and notes, research material, printed material, sketchbooks and loose sketches, and photographs. Photographs are of Cox at work, the Cox family, including Kenyon and Louise Cox, Cox's friends and colleagues, events, and Cox's artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

New York, New York and Washington, D.C. painter and muralist, Allyn Cox (1896-1982), was born in New York City to artists Kenyon and Louise Cox. Cox's father Kenyon was a painter, illustrator, writer, and teacher in New York City.


The bulk of the Allyn Cox papers was donated in 1977 and 1983 by the Estate of Allyn Cox, Stephen M. Pulsifer, Exectuor, including material that had been loaned for microfiliming in 1969. Two mural sketches were donated by the Essex County Greenbelt Association in 1984.

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Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.