Friday, August 14, 2015

Gardens - Walter I. Cox 1868–1930



Walter I. Cox (English-born American artist, 1868–1930) Hodges Garden, East Hampton, Long Island, New York

Walter Ignatuis Cox was born in Broxwood Court, Hereford, England. By the age of 13, he was studying at St Gregory's College in Somerset, England. After studying in Paris with Laurens, Lefebvre, & Benjamin-Constant, he returned to England to marry in 1897.  Cox & his wife Lavenia Carson Millett sailed to the United States in 1902, where they were naturalized in Pennsylvania.  They traveled to Victoria, British Columbia and then sailed to San Francisco in 1905. Although he lost many paintings in the 1906 earthquake, they remained active in San Francisco, until at least 1914. By 1920, Cox & his wife were living in Manhattan, frequently making sketching trips to the continent, England, & Scotland. Although he was known as a portrait painter of notables like Presidents Warren Harding & William Taft, I am particularly interested in his garden paintings, which are often images of typically American gardens.  Cox died in Alexandria, Virginia in 1930.


Walter I. Cox (English-born American artist, 1868–1930) Lady under a Tree



Walter I. Cox (English-born American artist, 1868–1930) The Front Porch



Walter I. Cox (American artist, 1868–1930) In the Shade



Walter I. Cox (English-born American artist, 1868–1930) Wine for Two



Walter I. Cox (English-born American artist, 1868–1930) The Back Porch



Walter I. Cox (English-born American artist, 1868–1930) Outdoor Dining



Walter I. Cox (English-born American artist, 1868–1930) Porch Overlooking a Garden


Watering Gardens - Theodore Robinson 1852-1896


Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) The Watering Pots


Theodore Robinson (1852 - 1896) At the Fountain


Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) Watering Pots 1895


Outdoors - Jean Edouard Vuillard 1868-1940



1894 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Landscape of France



 1891 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940)  Girls Walking



c 1891cJean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Child Wearing a Red Scarf



1893 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Man and Woman beneath a Tree



1894  Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Two Schoolchildren - Public Gardens



1894 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Good Children



1897-8 Jean Edouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Conversation



 1898  Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Repast in the Garden



1907 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) On a Tennis Court at Castle Guernon Ranville



1913 Jean Édouard Vuillard (French artist, 1868-1940) Woman in Grey on a Lane