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Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977

Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977

Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919

Sculptor, Painter, Art critic

The papers of Kenyon and Louise Cox were digitized in 2006 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 168 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 0.3 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Provenance

The collection was donated by Charles E. Feinberg, 1955-1968, the National Museum of American Art in 1967 and 1984, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in 1983. The material was microfilmed upon receipt as two separate manuscript collections.

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Funding

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

Scope and Contents

The papers of Kenyon and Louise Cox measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1977. Included are Kenyon and Louise's Certificate of Marriage, autobiographical notes by Louise focusing on her time at the National Academy of Design, writings, and correspondence, primarily from Kenyon Cox, including several illustrated letters. Also found is artwork by Kenyon and others, including Julian Alden Weir, biographical material on Jacob Dolson Cox, Keyon's father, photographs and printed reproductions of artwork, magazine and newspaper clippings, an unpublished bibliography on Kenyon Cox, and a handwritten list of Kenyon Cox paintings in the National Academy of Design permanent collection.

The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2006 and is available online via AAA's website.

The papers of Kenyon and Louise Cox were digitized in 2006 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 168 images.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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