Arts Everyday Living: Portrait by an American Woman Artist—Memories of Childhood

Louise Cox, May Flowers, 1911, oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 20 1/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of William T. Evans, 1911


Title: May Flowers, 1911

Artist: Louise Cox (1865-1945)


It may be December, but I couldn’t resist posting May Flowers by Louise Cox, an American artist whose name and work are new to me. Born in San Francisco, she spent most of her life on the East Coast, attending prestigious schools such as the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York. She also was married to Kenyon Cox (1856-1919), known for his paintings, murals, and writings as well as being a leading art teacher.







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