G Caliman Gloucester Coxe
(1907 - 1999)
G. Caliman (Gloucester) Coxe was active/lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania. G Coxe is known for abstract image painting.
Biography G. Caliman (Gloucester) Coxe
For four decades G. (Gloucester) Caliman Coxe (1907-1999) was the dean of African-American artists in Louisville, Kentucky, an art scene in the 1950s and '60s that included such artists as Bob Thompson and Sam Gilliam, among several others.
Coxe, a native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, lived in Louisville from 1924 until his death in 1999. In his 40s he entered the University of Louisville to study art. He was the first African-American to receive a Hite Art Scholarship to the university and was the first black fine-arts graduate of the University. The University was a center for abstract art in the 1950s, and Gilliam and Thompson both studied there.
Coxe, described by one writer as a "founder of significant art organization
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