Raymond COXON b. 1896
Painter and mural decorator. Born 18 August 1896 at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Served with the Cavalry in Palestine in the 1914–18 war. Studied at Leeds College of Art 1919–21 and the R.C.A. 1921–5; taught at Richmond School of Art 1925. Married Edna Ginesi, painter, 1926. Formed, with Henry Moore, Leon Underwood and others, the short-lived British Independent Society 1927. First one-man exhibition with the London Artists' Association, Cooling Galleries, 1928. Member of the London Group 1931 and the Chiswick Group 1938. Official War Artist 1940–5.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I