Raymond Coxon - 'Looking Up' - oil on canvas - 1960s   OIL ON CANVAS
RAYMOND COXON


60" X 40" oil on canvas, original frame SOLD

RAYMOND COXON BORN 1896
Coxon studied at Leeds College of Art from 1919 to 1921, where he met and became great friends with Henry Moore. Later Raymond and Henry were best men at each other's weddings. Coxon married Edna Ginesi, a fellow student at Leeds.

Coxon studied at the Royal College of Art (1921-25), under Sir William Rothenstein. Fellow students were Barbara Hepworth, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Douglas Percy Bliss and Barnett Freedman. Coxon's diploma work was a mural in the Brancacci Chapel.

In 1927 Raymond and Edna with Henry Moore and Leon Underwood formed the British Independent Society. His first one-man exhibition took place the following year with the London Artists Association at the Cooling Galleries. He became a member of the London Group in 1931 and paintings were bought by the Contemporary Art Society. Coxon had a one-man shows at the Leicester Galleries in 1936, 1940, 1947 and 1960. From 1940-45 he was an official war artist, attached to the Navy.  In 1985 he exhibited at the Michael Parkin Gallery, London, and was  given a retrospective in 1987 at the City Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

Examples of Coxon's work are held at The Tate Gallery, London and the Manchester City Art Gallery.

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Raymond Coxon - 'Looking Up' - oil on canvas - 1960s
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Raymond Coxon - 'Looking Up' - oil on canvas - 1960s

Raymond Coxon - 'Looking Up' - oil on canvas - 1960s

 
 
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