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Portrait of Leonard Cox

1895 Louise Cox Born: San Francisco, California 1865 Died: Windham, Connecticut 1945 oil on canvas 11 3/4 x 12 in. (29.8 x 30.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Allyn Cox 1983.31.22 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 4A


Luce Center Label

Leonard Cox was one year old when his mother painted this portrait. Leonard later studied at Princeton University. After graduation, he fought in Europe during World War I and became a decorated war hero. His mother received a bronze medal for this painting at the 1900 Paris Exposition, a public triumph that helped establish her reputation as a painter of children.

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Portrait male - Cox, Leonard

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paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Louise Cox

Born: San Francisco, California 1865 Died: Windham, Connecticut 1945

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