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J Halley Cox

 (1910 - 1974)
J. Halley Cox was active/lived in California, Hawaii, Iowa.  J Cox is known for geometric abstraction.

Biography   J. Halley Cox

Born in Des Moines, Iowa on May 20, 1910.  By the 1920s, Cox had moved to California and was educated at San Jose State College and University of California, Berkeley (M.A., 1937).  He then was a resident of Los Angeles and Salinas where he taught art in the public schools.  From 1946-48 he taught at the CCAC.  In 1948 he joined the art faculty at the University of Hawaii. He remained there until his death in Honolulu on Dec. 8, 1974. 

Cox authored two books, Hawaiian Petroglyphs (Bishop Museum, 1970) and Hawaiian Sculpture (Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1974).

Member: Hawaii Painters & Sculptors League.

Exh: Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931; CPLH, 1945 (solo); San Francisco Art A

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1947-70; Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12-10-1974 (obituary).

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