Sun, Wind, And Rain: The Art of David Cox'
British Art Journal 2009, Spring-Summer, 10, 1
British Art Journal
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Sun, wind, and rain: the Art of David Cox' Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 16 October 2008-4 January 2009 and Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Birmingham, 31 January 2009-3 May 2009 Since his death in 1859, David Cox's art has hardly suffered from a lack of critical exposure or commentary. This reached a high point in 1890, when Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, in the city of the artist's birth, appealed to the artist's appreciative Victorian audience with a colossal exhibition of 467 of his works. Although Cox's reputation dwindled in the early 20th century, as part of a wholesale modernist rejection of Victorian art, there were still no fewer than five books devoted to Cox between 1906 and 1949. More recently, he has been the subject of significant exhibitions: at Swansea in 1953 and Birmingham in 1959 and 1983. The current exhibition, organised by the Yale Center for British Art but also shown in Birmingham, (where it was seen by this reviewer), seized the opportunity, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Cox's death, to re-evaluate the artist's reputation in a new era.
- Category: Performing Arts
- Published: 22 March 2009
- Publisher: British Art Journal
- Print Length: 7 Pages
- Language: English