Painter. Born in Broxwood Court, England on May 4, 1867. After studying in Paris with Laurens, Lefebvre, and Benjamin-Constant, Cox came to San Francisco in 1904 and resided at 1717 Jackson Street with a studio at 1612 Van Ness. He lost many paintings in the 1906 disaster and was active in San Francisco until at least 1914. Sketching trips were made to England and Scotland. Cox died in Alexandria, VA in 1930. Primarily a portrait painter, his sitters included President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Taft. He also produced historical genre and landscapes from his world travels. Exh: Palace Hotel (SF), 1914. CSL; CD; SF Examiner, 5-1-1914, p.11.
Written by the art historian Eden Hughes S.F california.