(1915 - 1990)
John Rogers Cox was active/lived in Illinois, Indiana. John Cox is known for mod-surreal landscape, figure.
Biography John Cox
Born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, John Rogers Cox began to draw at the age of five. Though he was a poor student through high school, Cox exhibited a strong interest in art and after graduation enrolled in a BFA program conducted jointly by the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
He received his degree in 1938. He returned to Terre Haute to work as a bank teller but was soon appointed the first director of the Sheldon Swope Art Museum, a position he held from 1941 to 1943. Under his direction, the gallery assembled one of the premier collections of American regionalist art.
In 1942, Cox's painting "Grey and Gold" won the Second Medal in the Artists for Vict
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