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Horace Gordon Cox

1885 - February 16 1972

Provincial Exhibition
B.C. Pictorialists Society
Vancouver Photographic Society

Horace Gordon Cox was born in England in 1885, and attended the Kidderminster School of Art. He emigrated to Canada in 1908, and moved to New Westminster in 1911. After working for the B.C. Electric Railway, he was employed by the B.C. Department of Public Works from 1913 to 1941.

Cox married Frances Mary Oakes in New Westminster on July 8, 1914.

Cox exhibited his pictorialist photographs widely, as well as in the 7th Annual International Salon of Pictorial Photography at the Provincial Exhibition in New Westminster in 1927. In 1928 he was one of three jurors (with John Vanderpant) for the 8th Annual International Salon at the Exhibition.

In 1933 Cox had the 37th exhibition in the Vancouver Art Gallery, a show of fifty "pictorial camera studies". He also showed work in the B.C. Artists Christmas exhibition at the Gallery in 1933.

In 1938 Cox's solo exhibition, originally scheduled for May 20 to June 3, was delayed until the summer due to the occupation of the art gallery by the "sitdowners" strike.

Cox died in Vancouver in 1972 at the age of 87, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1933 April 7 - 17 Pictorial Camera Studies VAG
1938 June 28 - July 10 A Jewel in Many Settings VAG
1939 May 23 - June 4 The Book of Muriel VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1933 Dec. 1 - 17 VAG   B.C. Artists - Christmas Exhibition Persephone
Aegis
The Worshipper
1946 Oct. 22 - Nov. 10 VAG   7th Pictorial Photography Salon Calypso


References - BIBLIOGRAPHY

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

EIGHTH ANNUAL SALON OF FINE ART AND PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
      1928, The Bursill Gallery under direction of the Provincial Exhibition
      32 pages, not illustrated, no ISBN number
      Includes art on loan from National Gallery, Group of Seven, and individual artists
      Also the catalogue for First Annual International Salon of Water Colors

References - GENERAL

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE (refer to BCVS)

Clippings

"By The Way In Art" by (unknown)
      Vancouver Province June 23 1927

"Exhibit at Art Gallery" by (unknown)
      (newspaper) April 6 1933

"Art Photography Display by H.G. Cox at Gallery Shows Merit" by (unknown)
      (newspaper) April 8 1933

"In the Domain of Art" by Reta W. Myers
     Daily Province April 9 1933

"H.G. Cox and Vanderpant are showing art photographs, the former has one of his very latest entitled "Eve."
      From "Bargains in Art"
      Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933

"A collection of photogenic studies by Mr. H.G. Cox who has achieved an international reputation in the field of pictorial photography."
     Art Gallery Bulletin, Vol. 6 No. 9, 1939.


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