Francis Cox

1916 - 1992

Artist biography

Francis Cox was a creative visual artist, Francis Cox was born in 1916 and died in 1992. Artists Israel Shoshany Achiam, Elizabeth Brainard Bonta, Anthony Pearton Bentall, Joan Beck, and Ika Büger are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Francis Cox

Francis Cox was born in 1916 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.