Photo I:After the Harvest, 1888, 18 1/8 x 30 1/4 inches (46 x 76.8 cm), Oil on canvas, Signed and dated lower left: Kenyon Cox /1888 // Photo II: Kenyon Cox, 1896 // Photo III: Nude study in graphite; preparatory drawing for the allegorical figure of Romance in The Arts mural at the Library of Congress Jefferson Building. Drawing created 1896, digitally restored. — Kenyon Cox Born: October 27, 1856, Warren, Ohio, USA Died: March 17, 1919 (aged 62), New York NY, USA - in his home from pneumonia. Parents: Jacob Dolson Cox and Helen Finney Cox. He was an American painter, illustrator, muralist, writer, and teacher. Cox was an influential and important early instructor at the Art Students League of New York. He was the designer of the League’s logo, whose motto is’ Nulla Dies Sine Linea’ or ‘No Day Without a Line’. “… art is not a luxury, it is a civilization.” - Kenyon Cox, The Nation, 1889, quoted in Morgan, Kenyon Cox, 1856-1919: A Life in American Art, 1994 — www.thursdayfile.com —- Q - If you had the money would you buy one of Cox’s work?
Hildreth Meière (American; 1892–1961) Design for Sand-Blasted Glass Mural: Mercury Gathering Air Waves Amidst Planets and Stars Executed for A Century of Progress (1933 World’s Fair, Chicago, Illinois) Brush and white gouache, black wash, graphite on tan paper, 1932 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York