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Raymond James Coxon (1896-1997) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Totems



A bold and expressive study by the notable British artist Raymond James Coxon. The artist has captured Totem poles set against a vivid, swirling background of shape and colour producing an exciting and fresh composition. With areas of impasto. Label fixed to the reverse from the Stoke on Trent Museum & Art Gallery. Well presented in a contemporary wood frame with canvas detail. Signed to the lower right. On canvas on stretchers.


Overall the condition is very good. There is some very minor craquelure and flakes of paint loss scattered through the painting. Minor scuffs and a small loss to the frame. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration.


59 x 75cm (23.2" x 29.5")
Framed Size: 72.5 x 87.5cm (28.5" x 34.4")

Artist Biography

Painter and muralist born at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Coxon served with the Cavalry in Palestine in World War I and soon after studied at Leeds College of Art, 1919-21 and RCA, 1921-25. During his time at the Royal College of Art Coxon also attended private lessons at Leon Underwood's Brook Green School in the company of fellow students Henry Moore, Gertrude Hermes and Vivian Pitchforth. In 1926 he married Edna Ginesi with Henry Moore as his best man. In 1927 he formed, with Henry Moore, Leon Underwood and others, the short-lived British Independent Society. In 1928 Coxon held his first solo exhibition with the London Artists' Association at the Cooling Galleries.

A member of the Art Workers' Guild, London Group and the Chiswick Group he was an Official War Artist with Royal Navy in World War II. He was a member of the LG and also showed at the Leicester Galleries and was given with his wife, Edna Ginesi a retrospective show at the Michael Parkin Gallery, London in 1985.

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Code rk725
Artist Raymond James Coxon (1896-1997)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 59 x 75cm
Medium Oil
Style Expressionism
Subject Abstract
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