Gardner Cox was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on January 22, 1905. He studied at Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. He held the position of head of the Department of Painting at the Boston Museum School and lived in Cambridge.
Cox painted portraits for over fifty years - long enough to have been working when portraiture was the most prestigious field a painter could choose. His sitters included Robert Frost, Henry Kissinger, Robert Kennedy, Michael Dukakis and seven Supreme Court Justices.
Written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California.
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