Artist biography

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.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I