Louise Cox

American, 1865 - 1945
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Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. LC-B2- 1063-11P&P
Also known as
  • Louise Howland Cox
  • Louise King
  • Louise Howland King Cox
  • Mrs. Louise Cox
San Francisco, California, United States
Windham, Connecticut, United States
Active in
  • New York, New York, United States
  • Mount Kisco, New York, United States
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • American

Born in San Francisco, lived in New York City. Painter who specialized in children's portraits, won several prizes.

Charles Sullivan, ed American Beauties: Women in Art and Literature (New York: Henry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with National Museum of American Art, 1993)

Luce Artist Biography

Louise Cox moved to New York City from San Francisco in 1881 to study at the National Academy of Design. Two years later she entered the Art Students League as one of the youngest in her class. Her teachers included the painters Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Kenyon Cox, who became her husband in 1892 and with whom she had three children. Louise Cox designed stained glass but made her reputation from portraits of children, which won her several medals.


An artwork image of a woman
Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano 
October 8, 2021May 8, 2022
This exhibition brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the nineteenth century on the famed island of Murano and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for artists such as John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler.