Third generation El Paso artist, Holly Cox, was born in 1932. She is the daughter of painter and muralist, Eugene Thurston and his wife Anna Lind Thurston. Her grandmother, Fern Thurston, was also a Texas artist. Cox received her B.A. in art from Texas Western College, now University of Texas at El Paso. While pursuing her degree, Cox studied art with Eloise Hobble, Urbici Soler, Robert Massey, Ellen Coogler and Kelly Fearing. Later, she participated in short courses under the instruction of Rogelio Madera de la Pena, Ben Konis and Dong Kingman. Cox also studied extensively with Win Korf. She subsequently taught not only in the public schools, the YMCA, the El Paso Museum of Art but at her studio
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