Charles Brinton Cox

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Artist Description

Painter and sculptor Charles Brinton Cox, 1864-1905, was born in Philadelphia, dying young in his early forties of tuberculosis in Camden, New Jersey, where he lived.

The artist sculpted animal and figure groups and emphasized historical subjects in his paintings after 1890.  Cox studied with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia and studied at the Art Students League in New York City.  He traveled frequently to paint and sculpt in Texas, California, Oregon, California, and Mexico.

Cox exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1890-1905, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1896-97, 1901-1902, 1904, with this model included in the 1898 Eleventh Annual Exhibition, catalogue number 276.  El Texan Vaquero was also included in the 1904 Universal Exposition, St. Louis, 1904, checklist no. 2102. 

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