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Self-taught artist using cardboard and salvaged paper papier mâché, born and lived in the Nottingham area. Until 1986 Cox worked in industry and local government, after which he was a full-time artist, working to commission, creating exhibitions and undertaking residencies. He made life-size figures, wryly observed, in everyday situations. Cox participated in the Open Show at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery from 1982, other mixed show appearances including The Crescent Gallery, Scarborough, 1987, and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 1989. His solo exhibition Scrap People toured from Midland Group Arts Centre, Nottingham, 1986; later tours included People in Place, nationally, based on The Turnpike Gallery, 1990–3. Cox created 60 figures for the permanent exhibition The Tales of Robin Hood.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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