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The papers of Kenyon and Louise Cox measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1977. Included are Kenyon and Louise's Certificate of Marriage, autobiographical notes by Louise focusing on her time at the National Academy of Design, writings, and correspondence, primarily from Kenyon Cox, including several illustrated letters. Also found is artwork by Kenyon and others, including Julian Alden Weir, biographical material on Jacob Dolson Cox, Keyon's father, photographs and printed reproductions of artwork, magazine and newspaper clippings, an unpublished bibliography on Kenyon Cox, and a handwritten list of Kenyon Cox paintings in the National Academy of Design permanent collection.
Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2006 and is available online via AAA's website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Allyn Cox papers, 1870-1982. His papers contain correspondence, biographies, photographs, sketchbooks, writings, and printed material, some of it relating to his father, Kenyon Cox.
Kenyon Cox (1856-1919) was a mural painter, illustrator, teacher, and art critic from New York, N.Y.
The collection was donated by Charles E. Feinberg, 1955-1968, the National Museum of American Art in 1967 and 1984, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in 1983. The material was microfilmed upon receipt as two separate manuscript collections.
The papers of Kenyon and Louise Cox were digitized in 2006 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 168 images.
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