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Garstin Cox (1892-1933)
Old Cornwall, Roseworthy Valley/ Cornwall
Signed and inscribed to the reverse
Oil on canvas
27½ x 45 inches


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A quintessentially Cornish view with a sparkling stream and gorse in flower leading the eye through a verdant valley in Springtime.

GARSTIN COX was born on the 13th March, 1892. His father William Cox was an amateur artist and they lived in Camborne, Cornwall. Garstin studied at Camborne School of Art and at St. Ives and Newlyn principally under J. Noble Barlow. He was a friend of Samuel Lamorna Birch. He and his father took two studios in St. Ives and he later used a studio called the Atlantic Studio at The Lizard.  

He exhibited four paintings at the Royal Academy from the very early age of 19. He also exhibited in Liverpool and at the Royal West of England Academy. He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1924 and a Member of the Newlyn Society of Artists in 1925.  


Tragically, whilst helping to nurse his ailing father during the influenza epidemic of 1933, he contracted bronchial pneumonia and influenza and died on the 28th February 1933, at the young age of 41.  


In 2003, there was a retrospective exhibition of his work in Cornwall.

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