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Kenyon Cox

1889 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Born: Dublin, Ireland 1848 Died: Cornish, New Hampshire 1907 bronze Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Allyn Cox 1983.31.1 Not currently on view


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Augustus Saint-Gaudens created this uniface medallion portrait of his friend Kenyon Cox (1856-1919) to reciprocate for a portrait of the sculptor that Cox had painted in 1887. The two American artists had met while studying in Paris under painters Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran and Jean-Léon Gérôme in 1877. The exchange of such portraits among classically trained artists of Saint-Gaudens's generation expressed friendship and professional respect.

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Occupation - art - designer

Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - sculptor

Portrait male - Cox, Kenyon - bust

Portrait male - Cox, Kenyon - profile

sculpture

metal - bronze

About Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Born: Dublin, Ireland 1848 Died: Cornish, New Hampshire 1907

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